Congress Candidate, Senate Official To Highlight Immigration Forum Dec. 7

Congressional candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Clarisol Duque, director of U.S. Senator Richard Durbin’s Chicago office, will be among the community leaders speaking at National Louis University’s Immigration Policy Forum on Thursday, December 7 from 6-8 p.m. in the atrium on NLU’s Chicago Campus, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois.

Garcia, who is also a Cook County commissioner, has been endorsed by U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez for the Congressional seat Gutierrez is vacating.

Panelists will discuss current immigration policy, immigration bans, DACA, reform, advocacy, and student-led movements, among other issues.

Additional participants include Tanya Cabrera and Jonathan Lopez of the Illinois Dream Fund, Jaime Leal of The Southwest Organizing Project, Susan Yanun of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Tran Nguyen from Sen. Durbin’s office and Brad Olson, Ph.D., chair of the Society for Community Research & Action’s Immigration Task Force. Olson is also an NLU assistant professor in the Community Psychology department.

“Many in our NLU community have been affected by recent changes in legislation, and during this time of uncertainty, it is important for us to support those in our community who have been impacted,” said Tiffeny Jimenez, Ph.D., NLU assistant professor in the Community Psychology.

“Educating ourselves on these important issues is a way to do that.”

Malcolm Oliver, Ph.D., of NLU’s College of Professional Studies and Advancement, Todd Price, Ph.D., of NLU’s National College of Education, and JImenez are organizing the forum.

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