Immigration Law and Immigrant Rights in Southwest Michigan: Showing Us a Nation's Soul

June 26, 2019, 9:15am - 12:30pm

Kalamazoo Public Library


Registration is openSusan Reed and Evangelina Alvarez from the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center will present a workshop focused on the history and current status of immigration policy and practice.  They will focus on the history of race-based exclusion from the United States, beginning with Chinese Exclusion, the National Origins Quota System, guestworker programs, and other early and modern immigration policies designed to reinforce white dominance.   The workshop will include an in-depth look at how current immigration law and policy affect targeted communities in Southwest Michigan, with a special emphasis on farmworkers.  We will explore the emerging “public charge” issue and other critical information about access to public benefits and programs, education, and workplace rights for noncitizens. Facilitated by: Michigan Immigrant Rights CenterThis training is hosted in a collaboration between Kalamazoo Community Foundation and ONEplace.Click here to registerURL:
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June 26, 2019

9:15am - 12:30pm

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315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007


Kalamazoo Public Library

Organized in 1860 and opened to the general public in 1872, Kalamazoo Public Library now serves a district population of 119,000 through five locations plus multiple outreach ventures. Many Southwest...

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