Sunday, October 7, 2018, 12-2pm
Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton Street, Concord
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm
Congregational Church of North Barnstead, 504 North Barnstead Road, Center Barnstead
Immigration 101 is a program sponsored by The New Hampshire Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees and The Granite State Organizing Project on the history of immigration policy and our current situation. Eva Castillo is the primary presenter. Eva brings years of experience and community engagement to her knowledge of immigration policy and law and how it affects the lives of many here in New Hampshire.
- Brief history of immigration law in the United States
- Current Immigration law and policies
- The role of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E) in NH
- The stories of those affected here in New Hampshire
- How to stay informed and active regarding immigration issues
- Answers to questions you have about immigration policies
Immigration 101 helps ordinary people begin to understand the complexities of our immigration system and the lives of our immigrant neighbors.
Eva Castillo Brief Bio
A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Eva Castillo has a long history of working with and advocating for immigrants. She came to the States in 1976 to study at Western Michigan University, and she began her career at the nearby Hispanic American Council. In 1984, Eva moved to New Hampshire, where she worked first at the NE Farm Workers Council, and later as at the Latin American Center in Manchester. She joined MIRA in 2007 as Director of the “NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees”, she is a Vice President of the Board of the Granite State Organizing Project.
Her long-standing relationship with the Latino community in NH has made her the go to person for organizations and government officials to reach out to the community. Eva’s tireless work to support immigrants with workers rights education, medical and legal interpreting and immigrant rights advocacy, has granted her the community trust and they contact her with a wide range of issues when the need arises. Eva served as Police Commissioner in Manchester for six years and sits on the board or steering committees of several NH organizations and Government councils.