With news reports about the separation of immigrant families still in the headlines, a panel discussion in Louisville on Sept. 12 will focus on the role of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the nation’s immigration policies.
The event begins at 7 p.m. at Saint Agnes Parish Center, 1800 Newburg Road (at back entrance to school.)
Panelists include Ms. Enid Turcos-Haynes, a professor of immigration law at the University of Louisville’s Brandies School of Law and Fr. Jim Flynn, a Catholic priest and proponent of immigration policy reforms.
Turcos-Haynes will present the recent history of immigration policy and role of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE.) Flynn will present Catholic social teaching on immigration and refugees.
Award-winning Courier Journal reporter Deborah Yetter will serve as a moderator of the discussion.
Rep. Jim Wayne, who is coordinating the event, said it will shine a light on the role of ICE, immigration policy, and the contributions that immigrants have made to the U.S.
“People who come here from other parts of the world brought skills and talents that built this nation,” Wayne said. “At a time when some people are loudly criticizing people born in other places, we need show that there are many others who appreciate the way our nation has benefitted from being a melting pot.”