WLOS hosts town hall on “The Immigration Impact” June 14

From event organizers:


  • 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.

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.

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3 thoughts on “WLOS hosts town hall on “The Immigration Impact” June 14

  1. Don Honda

    Sanctuary Cities are nothing more than holding pens for prey for Illegal Alien Criminals. Never mentioned is the existence of the U Visa which protects Illegal Aliens who report or are a victim of crime. I wonder why?

    U.S.Sanctuary Bills in Maryland Faced a Surprise Foe: Legal Immigrants

    “The failure of the sanctuary bills in Maryland reveals a potentially troublesome fissure for Democrats as they rush to defy Mr. Trump. Their party has staked out an activist position built around protecting undocumented immigrants. But it is one that has alienated many who might have been expected to support it.”

    Obama administration has admitted that Sanctuary Cities are a problem:

    But, within the above letter, doesn’t really address what the Obama administration will actually do about it to protect US Citizens:




    IGS poll: Californians oppose sanctuary city policies

    “Californians strongly oppose “sanctuary city” policies under which local authorities ignore federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants who have been arrested but are about to be released, according to a new poll released today by the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) at UC Berkeley.”

  2. Don Honda

    Trump is enforcing current law.

    The seven nations named in Trump’s executive order are drawn from the Terrorist Prevention Act of 2015. The 2015 “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015” named Iraq, Iran, Sudan, and Syria, while its 2016 update added Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.

    He’s using Obama’s list. He will create better vetting that will then impact other countries.


    “Six other times the US has banned immigrants

    Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ is not the first time specific groups or nationalities have been blocked from the US.”

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