From event organizers:
WLOS ABC 13 HOLDS YOUR VOICE/YOUR FUTURE TOWN HALL:
“THE IMMIGRATION IMPACT”
- WHEN: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
- WHERE: Western North Carolina Agriculture Center, The Virginia Boone Building
ASHEVILLE, NC – WLOS ABC 13 is hosting a “Your Voice, Your Future” Town Hall. The topic is “The Immigration Impact.”
Immigration arrests have increased 40 percent in the first part of 2017, according to the Associated Press. It appears the legal battle over the President’s so-called “travel ban” targeting six Muslim-majority countries will head to the Supreme Court. A judge has also temporarily halted the President’s executive order to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities — cities that refuse to turn over unauthorized or don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
These actions have brought immigration into a very heated national conversation. The purpose of the Town Hall is to address national security concerns, the travel ban, and the impacts of immigration, migrant workers and refugees in Western North Carolina, along with the potential impacts of the federal courts’ decisions regarding the President’s executive orders not just on immigrants & refugees, but on the nation moving forward.
Our panel of experts will take questions the public and the media have regarding enforcement, education (DACA), national security, citizenship and legislation as it relates to immigration & immigration reform.
This Town Hall is similar in format to the other Town Halls WLOS has produced.
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The moderator for the event is Mark Hyman. Here is a link to his biography. http://behindtheheadlines.net/about-mark-hyman/
News 13’s Frank Fraboni will take questions via social media on the Digital Desk.
The live program starts at 7:30 p.m. It will last 60 minutes and will be streamed live our website www.wlos.com and broadcast live on channel 13.