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Saturday, September 24 • 9:50am - 10:50am
Immigration and the Cities

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Jay Root (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Root, an investigative reporter, co-hosts The Ticket 2016, a podcast co-produced by the Tribune and KUT News covering the 2016 presidential race. Previously, he worked for The Associated Press, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Houston Post. Root is the author of Oops! A Diary from the 2012 Campaign Trail, an insider’s account of then-Gov. Rick Perry’s collapse in the 2012 presidential race.

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Greg Hamilton

Travis County Sheriff
Hamilton is serving his third term as Travis County sheriff. He is a national speaker and trainer for the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention. Before becoming sheriff in 2005, Hamilton served as chief of enforcement at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education and corrections officer.
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Lupe Valdez

Dallas County Sheriff
Valdez is serving her third term as Dallas County sheriff. She is the only Hispanic female sheriff in the U.S. and one of only four female sheriffs in Texas. Before becoming sheriff in 2005, Valdez had over three decades of experience in law enforcement, including work in homeland security and anti-terrorism investigations.