Introduction to Immigration Law and Policy

Introduction to Immigration Law and Policy

lpFort Wayne Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic Immigrant Outreach Attorney Laura Pontius will help you learn more about immigration laws and policy and present a “bird’s eye view” of the immigration legal system

Date and time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Central time) Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in northwest Indiana and Thursday, May 7, 2020 in southwest Indiana. 

Cost: $10 per person

Best for: Congregations which have activities with or for recent immigrants or for those seeking to be more well-informed about the current state of immigration law. 

Intended Outcomes: You will be able to assist your congregation in making informed and educated decisions when working with immigrant populations. You will also be made aware of reliable sources of non-partisan information on immigration law and policy.

Topics covered:

  • Facilitating congregational conversations about immigration. 
  • Accessing local and statewide resources to support immigrants.
  • Strengthen your ministries, decide on policy and discuss or advocate on immigration matters.
  • Help your members connect with local and regional immigrant advocacy organizations.
  • Equip your congregation to engage and respond in compassion to our immigrant neighbors.
  • Partner with local community resources to help local immigrants to know their rights and receive legal assistance, obtain green cards or other benefits.