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Public Forum: Immigration Law Changes
Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 7:00pm

FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE MUSLIMS: AMERICA'S WAR ON IMMIGRANTS

PANELISTS

Pramila Jayapal, Executive Director, Hate Free Zone Washington - National
perspective
Ramon Ramirez, PCUN (farmworkers union) - Oregon State perspective
Emma Franks, refugee from Uganda - International perspective
Michael Dale, Northwest Workers Justice Project - Labor perspective

Shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush
declared a "war on terror." Although Bush has repeatedly stated that the war on
terror is not a war on immigrants, collateral damage to immigrants, refugees and
asylees is irrefutable. One week after the terrible attacks of September 11th,
the government began implementing policies and legislation that have eroded the
fundamental civil and constitutional rights of immigrants and non-citizens, all
in the name of "national security." Has three and 1/2 years of targeting
immigrant communities made us safer or have these policies created a climate of
fear and distrust? On April 14, CLCB will host a public forum on the post-9/11
immigration law changes.

Where

Portland State University
Multicultural Center
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 228
SW Broadway and Montgomery

Free and Open to the Public

Co-Sponsors

PSU Multicultural Center
Community Language and Culture Bank