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US/Caribbean Legislative Forum

June 1, 2005

Dear Friend of the Caribbean:

You are invited to attend the Annual US/Caribbean Legislative Forum on Tuesday, June 23, 2005 on Capitol Hill, 8:00 am to 2:30 p.m. in Rayburn House Office Building.

This is not just any Forum, it is both an educational event and an important venue for the exchange of views about policies and legislation that impact on the Caribbean American community, and on the Caribbean region. This event will bring together policy makers, academics, community advocates and others interested in a dialogue on these issues.

Partner organizations include to date: Caribbean Immigrants Service; and the South Florida Caribbean Diaspora Task Force. (in formation.)

We hope your schedule will permit you to attend. A Draft Agenda and Registration Form are attached. If you have any specific questions regarding the Forum or to register, please contact Angela Atkins at (301) 490-8915 or Email: [email protected]

Best Wishes.

Claire A. Nelson Ph.D.

President

PROPOSED AGENDA

TOWARDS A PARTNERSHIP FOR PROSPERITY & SECURITY

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Registration

9:00 –10:00 a.m. – Shifting Realities in US/Caribbean Relations

10:00 – 11:30 p.m. – Disasters & Economic Development

11:30- 1:00 p.m. – Constituent Relations & Human Security

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – ReShaping a Third Border Initiative

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – WRAP-UP & CLOSING REMARKS

Issues:

Third Border Initiative? Should there be a new Framework

Homeland Security and Costs of Doing Business

Immigration Issues – H2 Workers; Deportees; DREAM Act

FTAA versus CBI Enhancement

Disaster Warning Systems & Economic Impacts for Investors

Invited Speakers & Organizations include :

Members of the Congressional Caribbean Caucus

Members of the Diplomatic Corps

Caribbean American Elected Officials

Caribbean Immigrant Services

Greater Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce

US State Department

US Agency for International Development

US Department of Homeland Security

Objective:

To explore US policy impact on the Caribbean, to provide US legislators with Caribbean American
perspective, and help improve relationship between US legislators and policy makers and Caribbean
American community.

SPACE IS LIMITED. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

PLEASE REGISTER ME FOR THE US/CARIBBEAN LEGISLATIVE FORUM

NAME:_____________________________________ EMAIL ADDRESS:___________________

COMPANY & TITLE_______________________________________________________________

ADDRESS:________________________________________________________________________

 

RSVP by EMAIL to [email protected] or

FAX FORM TO: Angela Atkins @ (301) 490-8615

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