The Mountain Meadows Democrats Plus organization is sponsoring an open community forum on "Immigration and Sanctuary" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Mountain Meadows Community Clubhouse at 855 Mountain Meadows Drive, Ashland. The "Plus" in the organization name indicates people of all political stripes are invited to join in coming to the presentations.
The forum will consist of a panel presentation on the current state of the issues of immigration, deportation and sanctuary in Southern Oregon. The presenters are:
• John Almaguer, an attorney who specializes in immigration law. He is a member of the Idiart Law Group in Medford and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA);
• Ricardo Lujan, a bi-lingual/bi-cultural Latino Community Organizer working for Unite Oregon. He is a graduate of Ashland High School, attends OSU and is a DACA/Dreamer resident of Ashland; and
• Nitche Verdugo, a bi-lingual/bi-cultural Latina Community Organizer with Unite Oregon in the Rogue Valley.