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RACE TALKS - April 11 - "U.S. Refugee and Immigration: UPDATE"

Race Talks topic for April 11th is:

"U.S. Refugee and Immigration: UPDATE"
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The topic is

"U.S. Refugee and Immigration: UPDATE"

McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland

Phone: 503-249-3983 Kennedy School events

Free/All Ages

Newcomers' Welcome: 6:45 pm

Doors open at 6 p.m.; 7pm - 9:30 pm;

This event will be followed by small group discussions facilitated by trained volunteers from:
Resolutions Northwest. RACE TALKS is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of RACE TALKS), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins.


homepage: homepage: http://racetalkspdx.com/

U.S. Refugee and Immigration: UPDATE 08.Apr.2017 11:08

re-post from FaceBook

U.S. Refugee and Immigration: UPDATE - [Event Background Information]

From the campaign trail to the Oval Office, from his proposed southern wall to his new U.S. Electronic Ban, President Trump has made tough border security and strict enforcement of U.S. Immigration Laws a focal point of his presidency. Join our speakers for a panel discussion on recent immigration policy changes and their legal challenges, the immediate impact on undocumented immigrants, and the long-term economic and cultural ramifications resulting from this swift and dramatic shift in U.S. Refugee and Immigration Policy.

President Trump signed an executive order that bans or severely restricts immigration from six Muslim-majority countries and suspended all refugee admission for 120 days, while barring Syrian refugees indefinitely. He also stated he plans to order the deportation of millions of "criminal aliens" and to remove all 11 million "illegal immigrants" from the country.

About 750,000 young people qualified for the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants two years of permission to work and protection from deportation to certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. Their future is now uncertain.

Two federal courts have now overturned two versions of his executive orders on immigration. Join our speaker panel to learn the status of immigrants and refugees impacted by these policy changes and how these orders effect their daily lives and future plans.

Emlyn O. Bruns
Assistant Historian
McMenamins Hotels, Pubs & Breweries