Saturday, March 26, 2011

Immigration Forum, El Paso, TX--April 2, 2011

In conjunction with the 2011 Voice of the Voiceless Event,
ANNUNCIATION HOUSE presents an
IMMIGRATION FORUM
SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND, 2011

Catholic Daughters Hall
801 Magoffin Avenue
El Paso, Texas


There is no cost to attend.
Translation will be provided./ Habrá traduccion.
Light refreshments will be served

The Forum will 

  • explore the reality facing the immigrant in both Mexico and the United States, 
  • offer new ways of conceptualizing immigration, and 
  • outline the communal imperative to work for immigrant justice – to bring the immigrant down from the cross.


8:00 AM REGISTRATION
8:45 AM WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
9:00 AM PRESENTATION: THE REALITY FOR THE IMMIGRANT IN MEXICO
 Friar José Raúl Vera López, OP
 Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
9:30 AM PANEL AND QUESTION & ANSWER:
 KIDNAPPINGS, RANSOM, TORTURE; THE GANGS AND CARTELS
 Presenter: Rev. Pedro Pantoja
 Director, Belén, Posada del Migrante of Saltillo,
Coahuila, México.
 THE VIOLENCE IN MEXICO – THE NEW IMMIGRANT
 Presenter: Ms. Elizabeth Flores
 Director, Pastoral Obrera, Diocese of Juárez, México
10:15 AM PRESENTATION: DYING TO LIVE: A NEW IMAGE OF IMMIGRATION
 Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C
 Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
 Producer of the Documentary: Dying to Live – A
Migrant’s Journey
11:00 AM PANEL AND QUESTION & ANSWER:
 DEATH IN THE DESERT
 Presenter: Ms. Kat Rodriguez
 Program Director, Coalición de Derechos Humanos,
Tucson, Arizona
 DETENTION & DEPORTATION
 Presenter: Kathleen Erickson, RSM
 Sisters of Mercy Justice Team West-Midwest Regional
Community and Co-founder of the Omaha Immigrant
Detainee Accompaniment Program
 LIVING IN THE UNDERGROUND
 Presenter: Anonymous Undocumented Immigrant
12:00 PM PRESENTATION: THE IMPERATIVE: FREE MY PEOPLE
 The Honorable Jose F. Rodriguez
 Texas State Senator
12:30 PM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

SB 1070 is in Cryogenics Death in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals - 9th Circuit heard the case five months ago but has yet to rule - Russell Pearce sat in the front row of Bolton's court and looked extremely displeased


KPHO.COM News
SB 1070 Case To Be Put On Hold
'Informal Stay' Granted Today In U.S. District Court
Pat McReynolds
Anchor/Reporter, KPHO CBS 5 News
April 1, 2011


http://www.kpho.com/news/27401363/detail.html


Some excerpts :

PHOENIX -- U.S. District Judge Susan Bolten heard arguments Friday as to whether she should allow the state legislature to join the defense of SB 1070, Arizona's recently passed immigration enforcement law.

Senate President Russell Pearce sat in the front row and looked displeased with the back and forth. The attorney representing Pearce and the rest of the Legislature argued that because the Legislature authored SB 1070, it would offer unique insight in the case.

But judge Bolten didn't seem convinced. She asked what another lawyer could possibly offer that attorneys for the governor and the Arizona attorney general aren't already providing. In the end, she agreed to take the matter under advisement.

But Bolten also called for a stay on all action for the main arguments in the case until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the constitutionality of Arizona's immigration enforcement law. The 9th Circuit heard the case five months ago but has yet to rule.
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