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Our Border: A Dialogue on San Diego's Future

Envision San Diego hosts "Our Border: A Dialogue on San Diego's Future." This town hall discussion invites thirteen panelists to explore the impact of U.S.-Mexico border policy on the region.

Our Border: A Dialogue on San Diego's Future

These Days rebroadcasts the Envision San Diego immigration forum called “Our Border: A Dialogue on San Diego's Future.”  Thirteen panelists – from the leader of the San Diego Minutemen to the Mexican General Consul – are invited to discuss six different aspects of our border: the history of immigration, the immigration process, jobs, security, social services, and national identity. 

The discussion is followed by an analysis from Lee Swanson, producer of the forum.



  • Ruben Navarrette , Syndicated columnist and member of the Editorial Board of the San Diego Union-Tribune
  • TJ Bonner , President of the National Border Patrol Council
  • Denise Ducheny , Democratic State Senator, representing San Diego County
  • Luis Cabrera , Mexican Consul General for San Diego County
  • Lilia Velasquez , Immigration Attorney and a professor at California Western School of Law
  • Claudia Smith , Executive Director of the California Legal Rural Assistance Foundation
  • David Shirk , Director of the Trans-border Institute at USD
  • Wayne Cornelius , Founding director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UCSD
  • Andy Ramirez , Chairman of "Friends of the Border Patrol"
  • Peter Nunez , Former U.S. Attorney in San Diego
  • Sam Abed , Member of the Escondido City Council
  • Jeff Schwilk , Founder of the San Diego Minutemen


  • Lee Swanson , producer of Envision San Diego’s forum “Our Border: A Dialogue on San Diego's Future.”