ICE, TPS, DACA: JP Progressives Immigration Policy & Action Forum on Nov. 13

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Leaders from the Mass Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition and the Muslim Justice League are among numerous organizations who will speak at the JP Progressives' Immigration Policy & Action Forum on Nov. 13th.

"In this forum, we provide up-to-date information on these critical policy changes and how they are affecting our neighbors in JP and across Massachusetts. We will hear from affected communities and discuss how we can work together to push a progressive immigration agenda for Massachusetts," says a description of the forum according to a press release.

The forum will be tackling several of the major human and civil rights crisis caused by the federal administration's repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), non-renewal of temporary protected status (TPS), child separation of undocumented immigrants crossing the southern border, and travel ban of individuals from predominantly Muslim countries. These public charge policies have left the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants in a state of profound uncertainty and the forum will examine how these policies affected our local communities and what individuals can do in Massachusetts to address this crisis.

This is a free event, but registration is requested and can be done by clicking here. This forum is being held at the Curley School auditorium (493 Centre St.) from 7 to 9 pm.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Jose Palma, Coordinator, Massachusetts TPS Committee (non-renewal of TPS)
  • Lily Huang, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice (repeal of DACA, challenges faced by undocumented immigrants in Massachusetts)
  • Shannon Erwin, Muslim Justice League (travel ban, challenges faced by muslim communities in Massachusetts)
  • Heloisa Galvao, Brazilian Women’s Group (the road ahead for reunited families)
  • Magalis Troncoso, Dominican Development Center
  • Liza Ryan, Organizing Director, MIRA - Mass Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (Moderator)
  • Individuals and/or families from affected communities