Immigration has been in the limelight due to the national political deliberation as the public provides a large spectrum of views about immigrants living in the United States.  

The McLean County League of Women Voters believes in offering various viewpoints to assure anyone voicing arguments in support of the current variation in policies fully understands the implications, specifically in McLean County. 

This will be tackled through two upcoming events that the McLean County League of Women will be hosting for the Bloomington-Normal community.  

The first event will be a moderated panel discussion with a question and answer session following the panel at the Normal Public Library on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  

The five panelists include Immigration Project Executive Director Charlotte AlvarezNational Pork Association’s 2019 Pig Farmer of the Year Patrick BaneProgram Director for English Learners in Unit 5 schools Leslie Ramagnoli and two current McLean County immigrants.  

This month’s Drinks and Dialogue session is known as “Is Our Community Immigrant Friendly” and will continue the immigration discussion with current immigrant residents sharing their experiences in the community. 

This session is going to be an informal discussion at the Michael’s Restaurant in Bloomington. The event will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 23. 

KELLIE FOY is a News Reporter for The Vidette. She can be contacted at vidette_kafoy1@ilstu.edu  Follow her on Twitter at @kellie_foy 


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