National Immigration Forum director to discuss pending legislation

Author: Shannon Chapla


Frank Sharry, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, will deliver a lecture titledImmigration and the Midterm Electionsat5:30 p.m.Nov. 2 (Thursday) in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame.The talk is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with the current Snite exhibitionCaras Vemos, Corazones No Sabemos (Faces Seen, Hearts Unknown): The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration,the lecture will highlight and offer analysis of pending immigration legislation, and discuss its impact on the upcoming midterm elections.

Sharry has been widely quoted, including in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post, and has served as a guest on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, The McLaughlin Group and CNN’s Crossfire.

Based inWashington,D.C., the forum is one of the nation’s premier immigration policy organizations with more than 250 member groups nationwide.Its mission is to embrace and upholdAmericas tradition as a nation of immigrants.The forumadvocates and builds support for public policies that welcome immigrants and refugees and are fair and supportive to newcomers in theUnited States.

Sponsored by the Center for Social ConcernsEconomic Justice for All&Democracy Matters Midterm Election Series,the lecture is co-sponsored by the Snite, Institute for Latino Studies, Department of Political Science, Washington Program and the Program in American Democracy.

* Contact: * _Gina Costa,SniteMuseumof Art, 574-631-4720,

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