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South Asian Immigration Roundtable, November 9, 2011

18 Oct

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The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans is organizing a South Asian immigration roundtable. The roundtable may be first in a series of several roundtables to better inform policy-makers and community members on how the immigration system affects Asian Pacific Minnesotans.

Purpose of the Roundtable:

America is a nation of immigrants and as we work to rebuild the economy, our ability to thrive depends, in part, on restoring responsibility and accountability to the immigration system.
We are seeking a diverse group of stakeholders who care about addressing the concerns and needs of those affected by immigration to provide their voices at the roundtable. Feedback collected will be submitted to Minnesota’s congressional legislators and to the Obama Administration.

When and Where:

Wednesday, November 9, 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Washington County Library – R. H. Stafford Branch
8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125

Goals of the Roundtable:

Identify and prioritize top concerns or issues as provided by attendees.
Learn from attendees why the identified issue are most in need to be addressed.
Communicate the issues and concerns of the community with the White House and with policy makers.
Identify methods the community can actively address concerns and issues identified.

Event Agenda:

  • Sign in/Registration
  • Introductions
  • Presentation on immigration issues
  • Roundtable discussion (concerns and Issues from the community)
  • Determining action steps
  • Ending remarks

Join us in a meaningful discussion on the current immigration issues that face our community.

RSVP

Event details and RSVP at http://immiroundtable.eventbrite.com

Please contact us with any questions at capm@state.mn.us or call Brian Kao at 651-757-1742.

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