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Lee to host immigration town halls

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, will host a pair of town-hall meetings on immigration this Saturday, Oct. 6 in Oakland.

The first one — from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Lincoln Elementary School, 225 11th St. — will focus on the Asian-American community’s concerns, and will include representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the Asian Law Caucus, Catholic Charities of the East Bay, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Filipinos for Affirmative Action, and the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce.

The second one — from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carmen Flores Community Center, 1637 Fruitvale Ave. — will focus on the Latino community, and will include representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation and other community-based organizations.

Experts will be on hand at both to provide free legal consultation, and immigration-related materials will be provided in Chinese and Spanish.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.