Arizona Immigration Deliberation calls for 'true voices
Citizens from across Arizona will gather from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 16, at ASU’s Coor Hall on the Tempe campus, to discuss immigration and generate possible solutions to the issue.
“The national media has spent a great deal of time ridiculing Arizona about immigration without actually listening to what the people of Arizona are saying,” said Jenny Reich, organizer of the Arizona Immigration Deliberation event, and an undergraduate student at ASU. “We want to show the nation what real Arizonans have to say about addressing immigration. It’s time for America to hear the true voice of Arizona.”
The event is expected to attract a large crowd, as all Arizona residents are welcome to attend the free event. Registration is encouraged but not required. Lunch will be provided, and there will be travel subsidies available by request with registration.
At the event, participants will split into smaller groups to discuss solutions that address the complexities of immigration. A number of Arizona public officials, including Frank Antenori and John McComish, among others, have pledged to consider the policy solutions that are generated by the event.
Invitations also were sent to all state legislative representatives and Gov. Jan Brewer.
ASU and community groups are sponsoring the event. For more information, or to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include names and number of people attending, a brief opinion on immigration, and an e-mail address of each participant registering.