This is a special live bilingual town hall meeting on immigration reform and DACA, the temporary stay granted to young immigrants by the White House. Two of the four Congressional Representatives of the four districts in California’s San Joaquin Valley will be having presence in the forum in Fresno’s City Hall to listen to testimonies ranging from family members separated by deportation, to young students whose lives are in limbo, as well as opinions from leaders from faith-based communities and the agricultural industry. The Valley has rapidly changed with congressional districts now home to larger than ever Latino and Asian constituencies who have high stakes and strong concerns about the outcome of this historic moment for immigration reform in the nation.
Guests: Cristina Olea, CSUF student and DACA beneficiary; Brisa Cruz, CSUF student and DACA beneficiary; Diana Tellefson-Torres, executive director, UFW Foundation; David Cardenas, Mayor, City of Fowler, Representative of the Latino Mayors and Local Elected Officials Coalition of Fresno County; Santiago Avila Gomez, community attorney, CRLA Foundation; Raul Moreno, executive director, Education and Leadership Foundation; Maria Rocio Scamio, Mother of deported teen; Clarita Cortes, Community Outreach Coordinator, UFW Foundation; Gloria Hernandez, member of the public; Oralia Maceda, community worker, Centro para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueno Binacional.
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