Be sure to watch “The League Presents…the Immigration Situation”

The latest episode of “The League Presents…” features a discussion of the immigration situation with two immigration law experts, Susan Church, attorney at Church and Demissie, and Paul Glickman, attorney at Glickman, LLC.  The conversation covers basic facts of immigration law–how it’s made and how immigration enforcement is structured–as well as what is happening now on the border.  Be sure to watch this and get the facts!  Click here to watch on NewTV.org.

 

The League Presents…Immigration

Be sure to check out this show and hear the facts about the current immigration situation. 

The latest episode of “The League Presents…” features a discussion with two Newton lawyers who focus on immigration:  Paul Glickman, of Glickman, LLC, and Susan Church, of Demissie and Church.  With our host, LWVN Board member Alicia Bowman, Paul and Susan explain the facts of immigration policy and how we got to where we are now.  They discuss the current situation on the border.

The show is currently running on NewTV on Sundays at 8:30 am, Wednesdays at 10 pm, Thursday at 6:30 pm, and Saturday at 1:30 pm. As soon as it is available online, we’ll post the link on lwvnewton.org.

What can you do to help families at the US Border?

Wondering what you can do to help families at the US Border?

First:  raise your voice by calling or contacting your representative in Congress–both the House and the Senate.  You can find their contact info here:

Second:  if you can donate to help families, here are some organizations for you to consider:

If you’re wondering where the League of Women Voters of the United States stands on immigration issues, here is information from the lwv.org website:

Immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; meet economic, business and employment needs; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises. 

We support a federal immigration law that provides an efficient, expeditious system for legal entry of immigrants into the United States including the DREAM ACT. We support policies to improve economies, education, job opportunities and living conditions in nations with large emigrating populations. We support provisions for unauthorized immigrants already in the country to earn legal status. We support federal payments to impacted communities to address the financial costs borne by states and local governments with large immigrant populations.

Interested in state-wide issues? Be a legislative envoy for the League!

LWVMA has started a new program called the Legislative Envoy Program to better link local Leagues with our state delegations.  Here is what Legislative Envoys will do (from the LWVMA website):

  • Get to know your legislators by attending local office hours (1-2 times per year), following your legislators on social media, setting up meetings for yourself or with a group of constituents, and encouraging your local League to get together with legislators.
  • Learn about state League priorities by receiving summaries of bills LWVMA is following, participating in webinars and teleconferences, acting on Action Alerts, and attending Day on the Hill.
  • Learn your state legislators’ priorities through regular communication with them and their staffs.
  • Serve as a conduit, connecting the state League, your local League, and your legislators.
  • Advance state League legislative priorities by working with your legislators.

If you think you might be interested and want to learn more, click here for more info and contact information for Colleen Kirby, the program administrator:  Legislative Envoy Information Sheet

What can you do to help families at the US Border?

Wondering what you can do to help families at the US Border?

First:  raise your voice by calling or contacting your representative in Congress–both the House and the Senate.  You can find their contact info here:

Second:  if you can donate to help families, here are some organizations for you to consider:

If you’re wondering what the League of Women Voters of the United States is doing, here is some information we received from Chris Carson, LWVUS President:

We’ve added the League’s name to two coalition letters. The first is from the Value Our Families Campaign and the letter opposes cuts to our family-based immigration system and the diversity visa program or ramped up enforcement measures that would further tear families apart as outlined in the Goodlatte bill up for consideration. The second letter calls on Congressional leaders to oppose actions that facilitate the Department of Homeland Security’s mass detention and deportation, especially of people of color, construction of a harmful border wall, or further border militarization. Specifically, it urges to significantly cut funds for immigration detention and enforcement within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) budgets.

And there will be more…stay tuned!

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