American Jews were all immigrants to this country, some recent and others long ago. Remembering our own immigrant experiences and the unprecedented opportunities we enjoyed, what policies do we want our country to adopt for young adults who were brought here as children but lack proper documentation? What types of immigration laws are fair and just?
The AJC Cincinnati and JCRC Community Immigration Forum will examine the current issues of the immigration debate.
Naomi Steinberg, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy for HIAS, will be the featured speaker. HIAS, formerly known as Hebrew Immigration Aid Society, works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. For more than 130 years, HIAS has been helping refugees rebuild their lives in safety and dignity.
A moderated panel discussion will follow Naomi’s talk, with experts focusing on the current issues of the Immigration Debate.
Hagit Limor, fox 19 Now, Investigative Reporter and College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati Professor
Jose Cabrera, Local DACA Recipient and Xavier University student
Julie LeMaster, Attorney, Immigration and Refugee Law Center, Executive Director & Co-Founder
Nazly Mamedova, Immigration Attorney, Wanglaw
Presented by the AJC Cincinnati and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati.