A Timely Discussion on Immigration

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In the wake of President Obama’s sweeping executive action on immigration reform, and the recent setbacks since its announcement in November, Long Island Wins and the Center for Civic Engagement at Hofstra University will be hosting Long Island at a Turning Point: A Summit on Immigration. Students are welcome to attend the on-campus event this Thursday, February 26th, alongside the nearly 300 local community members expected to be in attendance.

The event will begin with a welcome and opening panel in the Student Center Theater from 9:30 am – 10:30 am, followed by a wide range of breakout sessions starting around 10:45 am and ending at noon. Breakout sessions will be led by local experts on the subjects of immigration and healthcare, media, education, law, governance, community organizing, and economy. These informative discussions will allow attendees to dig deeper into the topics they are most concerned about, whether it be the place of immigrant families in public education or the changing legal policies of citizenship status.

Long Island at a Turning Point: A Summit on Immigration, is meant to start a conversation about the current state of immigrants on Long Island, and what the future holds. Following the breakout sessions and a recess for lunch, a concluding discussion will be held in the Student Center Theater starting at 12:30 pm. Here a panel of national, state, and local experts on immigration will look to develop action steps based on the ideas generated in the breakout sessions. This timely event is expected to bring to light many of the concerns facing Long Islanders and the local immigrant community.

To learn more about Long Island at a Turning Point please visit http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Colleges/HCLAS/CCE/cce-event-immigration-022615.html.

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