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Lee to host immigration town halls

By Josh Richman
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 at 11:11 am in Barbara Lee, Immigration, U.S. House.

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.

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