McCone Irvine Auditorium
499 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940
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Open to the Public

Immigrant communities in the United States have long confronted adversity in the face of national and state immigration policies. However, the rhetoric and actions of the current presidential administration have amplified the sense of fear and uncertainty within these communities. Monterey County is no exception; the palpable terror of family separation, detention, and deportation felt throughout the region has transformed the way residents live and work. This panel discussion will bring together diverse perspectives from law enforcement, legal aid, media, government, and civil society to offer an in-depth, holistic view of these challenges as well as strategies to address them in the local context.

* Chelcey Adami, Journalist and News Editor at The Californian
* Maritza Correa, DOJ Partial Accredited Representative at United Farm Workers Foundation
* Manuel Martinez, Assistant Chief of the Salinas Police Department
* Ariadna Renteria Torres, Executive Director and Immigration Attorney at Immigrant Legal Services of the Central Coast Inc.
* Blanca Zarazua, Honorary Consul of Mexico

Moderated by Dr. William Arrocha
Hosted by MIRA (MIIS Immigrant Rights Alliance)

Sponsored by:
MIIS- Student Affairs

Contact Organizer

Binh Ngo