Immigration Advocacy: From Capitol Hill to Your Neighborhood
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time
This free webinar is for current and aspiring immigrant advocates on a grassroots level. Whether you are on Diocesan staff, a legal service provider, a member of a religious community, or a parishioner who wants to get more involved to help immigrants in your parish, please join us.
Immigration laws and policies come from the federal government but immigrants' lives are also impacted by state and local laws and policies. We will provide an overview of the role each level of government plays in regulating the lives and livelihoods of immigrants. You will learn about our broken federal immigration system and what you can do to help convince Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. We will also cover the limited role of the Executive Branch in setting immigration policies. Finally, we will discuss the types of laws and policies that state and local governments around the country are passing on such important matters as higher education, driver's licenses, immigration fraud, and police involvement in immigration enforcement, both pro-immigrant integration measures as well as restrictive anti-immigrant ones. In addition to learning about these issues, you will acquire tools and strategies for advocating to change policies and practices in your communities.
Register by clicking here. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.
For questions or additional information contact Jen Riddle at firstname.lastname@example.org.