Basil Bacall accepted an invitation to come to Furman University to speak on September 6 as part of Furman University’s Riley Institute and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s three-part series: Who Gets to be American? Immigration and the Fight for America’s Future. The focus for the second night’s program was immigration’s impact on the economy and the availability of jobs. “Chasing the American Dream: The Economics of Immigration,” featured Furman’s Dean of Faculty and population economist Dr. Ken Peterson, who shared what the research shows about the impact of immigrants on the U.S. economy, and Basil Bacall, who told his personal story of entrepreneurial success and giving back to the community. Mr. Bacall also spoke to students at lunch, dinner, and in the classroom during his two-day visit to Furman’s campus.