The issues of immigration and the border the US shares with Mexico have certainly gained a lot of attention in recent years and are likely to be front of mind issues for some voters in the next presidential election. So, there may be a lot of people in Greensboro and Guilford County who want to know more about those issues.

Well, now there’s a chance to learn more.

The City of Greensboro International Advisory Committee is co-sponsoring a seminar on the border situation.

And who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Because the information in the one-day seminar will be served up with a complimentary lunch.

Here are some of the main questions a panel of experts will answer during the seminars: “What’s going on at the US-Mexico border? What’s happening in the US immigration system?”

 A panel of legal experts along with some immigrants will discuss these issues and related matters at a lunchtime seminar starting at 11 am on Tuesday, May 21 at the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship at 1451 S. Elm-Eugene St in Greensboro.

The schedule is listed below.  Participants may attend one, two, or all three sessions.

  • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Where’s the Line to Enter? Understanding US immigration processes.
  • 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. – The Front Lines: A working lunch with Immigrants’ rights advocate Stefania Arteaga of the Carolina Migrant Network
  • 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. – What’s Happening at the US-Mexico Border? Personal accounts and a legal perspective on recent events at the US-Mexico border.

You can use the following link to register for the seminar, see the schedule, and learn more about the panelists…

In addition to the International Advisory Committee, the following organizations are co-sponsoring the event: the Center for New North Carolinians (at UNCG), the New Arrivals Institute, Faith Action International, Church World Service, African Services Coalition, McKinney Immigration Law, Carolina Migrant Network, and the Immigration Policy Reform Roundtable of the League of Women Voters.

The city’s International Advisory Committee was created a decade and a half ago “to create a more inclusive Greensboro for members of the international community.” It’s made up of people whose national origin lies outside of the United States.