Catholic diocese offers forums on immigration

.- Two forums on immigration in the Diocese of Yakima, Washington, will seek to promote greater communication between officials and the public and provide information on immigration laws and policies, immigration consumer protection and human trafficking.

The Immigration and Naturalization Community Concerns Committee for the Diocese of Yakima will hold the forums on Friday and Sunday, reported the Yakima Herald-Republic.

Friday's all-day English-language meeting at Holy Family Gathering Hall will feature Matthew Adams, attorney with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle; Norma Chavez of the U.S. Attorney General's Office; and Gillian Apfel, attorney with the New-York based International Rescue Committee. The cost is $20.

Sunday’s Spanish-language presentation is at St. Aloysius Parish Hall, from 3 p.m.-5:30. Free will donations are accepted.

Pre-registration is available. For more information, e-mail: [email protected]

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