11:45 am - 1:45 pm
137 E. Wells St. Milwaukee WI, 53202
The Milwaukee Press Club will present a Newsmaker Luncheon to provide a forum for Milwaukee’s Latino community to speak out about President Barack Obama’s plans to take executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.
The public is invited to attend the event on Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub in downtown Milwaukee at 137 E. Wells St. The panel of Milwaukee Latino leaders at the Newsmaker Luncheon will include: Griselda Aldrete, executive director of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee; Ricardo Diaz, executive director of the United Community Center; and Darryl Morin, national vice president of the League of United Latin American Citizens.
Obama recently announced plans to make as many as 4 million immigrants eligible for temporary protected status. He also will take steps to expand visas for high-tech workers, modify federal immigrant detention procedures and add resources to strengthen border security. Obama plans to provide administrative relief to illegal-immigrant parents of children who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, an adult population that reaches an estimated 3.71 million.
Many of those who receive administrative relief also will be eligible to apply for work permits. Obama also is expected to expand a 2012 program that has deferred the deportations of nearly 600,000 younger immigrants known as “dreamers” who were brought into the country illegally as children.
Critics of Obama’s plans say he is overreaching his Constitutional authority by bypassing Congress and taking executive action.
The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is sponsored by Journal Communications and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Milwaukee Press Club presents the Newsmaker Luncheons to shed light on issues of the day. The public is invited to attend the luncheons. The cost to attend is $18 for MPC members, $23 for non-members, $13 for students. Lunch is included. Seating will be limited. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below. Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI 53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or call 262-894-2224.
Special thanks to the Safe House/Newsroom Pub, home of the Milwaukee Press Club, for hosting the Newsmaker Luncheon Series. Think of the Newsroom Pub for your next private party! MPC members can book a room at no charge. The Newsroom Pub has FREE wireless internet service compliments of the Safe House.
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