APA President-elect Vasquez and PI-GRO take to the Hill to discuss immigration issues
APA continues to highlight psychological science and research on the critical issue of immigration
On June 10, APA’s President-elect Melba Vasquez, PhD, visited Capitol Hill with PI-GRO staff to meet with key policy makers to discuss her upcoming 2011 Presidency and immigration issues. Dr. Vasquez met with Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and staff from the Congressional Mental Health Caucus in Congresswoman Grace Napolitano’s (D-CA) office. Dr. Vasquez briefed the Congressman and staff on some of her upcoming initiatives at APA, including the formation of a Presidential Task Force to review psychological literature on the experience of immigration and its impact on society. These visits served as a follow-up to previous outreach efforts by PI-GRO staff to members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Mental Health Caucus regarding mental health and immigration-related issues.