Elkhart Public Library hosting free immigration event

NOW: Elkhart Public Library hosting free immigration event


ELKHART, Ind.-The White House announcement on plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has sparked fear in immigrant communities across the country. Tonight, the Elkhart Public Library is hosting an event all about immigration.

A group of attorneys from the Indiana Latino Bar Association will discuss immigration information and provide resources to the community.

“There’s an opportunity here to ask questions and to find out some more information about who some of the contacts are in the community and get plugged into resources,” says Trevor Wendzonka, Marketing Manager.

This free program will primarily be in Spanish, but there will be English-speaking attorneys translated for the audience by an interpreter. The library hopes the event benefits Elkhart and Michiana’s large Latino population.

“We have a number of people residing here for work purposes or they brought their families here, so we want them to have as much information as possible,” Wendzonka said.

Featured topics include Pirtle and Miranda warnings, U-Visa, estate planning for undocumented immigrants and assistance from the Indiana Department of Child Services.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 at the library’s Pierre Moran location, 2400 Benham Avenue, located behind the Sears and Kroger in the Woodland Crossing shopping center. No registration is necessary.

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