The struggles thousands face yearly as an immigrant trying to come to the United States are overlooked and practically unknown to the general population.
On Thursday, March 13 from 7 to 9 p.m., an “Immigration Simulation” is scheduled to be held, in the Grace Hall Board Room. Come learn about the immigration system through an interactive model created by the CRS Ambassadors and the Amor Latino club. Understand the process of navigating the system through your own experience, as well as information about immigration from a panel of experts.
The hosting clubs have created personal identities for every person attending the simulation based on real life experiences of immigrants who have struggled to enter the country. With these identities, people can learn the numerous hardships and obstacles immigrants have faced and are still facing currently. Through this, the event hopes to create awareness and ultimately remedy the issues in the immigration process.
Special guests will be attending to talk about their experiences and obstructions regarding immigration. One guest will be a student from Neumann University who will discuss topics regarding her life as an undocumented DREAM Activist, what it’s like to “illegal,” in the United States and about her advocation for legal changes.
Another panel speaker will be a social worker with Catholic Social Services who will talk about how she has assisted hundreds of immigrants without the correct papers, victims of human trafficking and unaccompanied minors. She has also advocated for the legal status of abused women married to US citizens or permanent residents.
This panel discussion is open for all to attend and will bring attention to all new immigration legislation and the potential effects it can have on both present United States immigrants as well as any future immigrants coming to the country.