LWV Holds Immigration Forum

1 decade 10 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, October 23 2007 Oct 23, 2007 Tuesday, October 23, 2007 7:38:02 PM CDT October 23, 2007 in News

"I am here to hear all sorts of viewpoints and make up my mind," said Columbia resident Lou Dale.

Immigrant advocate Joan Suraez explained current laws and promoted her organization's position.

She was one of five speakers with different viewpoints.

"We are here to gather information on immigration in our own communities," said Linda Frazier of the immigration committee.

The League of Women Voters said it does not want people to assume every immigrant is illegal.

"People are putting all immigrants in one box and don't differentiate between legal and illegal immigrants and refugees," Frazier said.

The goal of tonight's meeting was to answer questions and correct common misconceptions.

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