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Immigration Panel Discussion at Fourth Presbyterian Church

  • Fourth Presbyterian Church 126 E Chestnut St Chicago, IL, 60611 United States (map)

Join us for a panel and audience discussion of current US immigration policy, and its impact on Chicago families.

Confirmed speakers include

Shoshanah Conover is the Associate Rabbi at Chicago’s Temple Sholom.

Ami Gandhi, the Executive Director of South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI)

- Attorney Barbara Susman (Susman & Associates), who concentrates her practice in customs and international trade law, international commercial transactions, foreign trade, and immigration, with correspondent offices in Mexico, Spain, and Belgium.

As part of the evening, we will watch a portion of the new documentary, "Divided Families: Responding with Faith," which will premiere on WTTW Channel 11 at 9pm on Thursday, October 16th.

This hour-long documentary explores the impact of current US immigration policies on Amy and Carlos, a young family from West Chicago. Because Carlos was brought to the US illegally from Mexico as a child, they encounter severe penalties and barriers as they attempt to gain his resident status. Like thousands of families in this situation, they want to do the right thing, but there seems to be no path to follow. We tell the story of their decade-long struggle, and highlight the work of faith organizations across Chicago that are working to help families like theirs stay together.