Hot Topics Luncheon
Immigration Myths and Facts
Wednesday, September 28

It's a subject that has been discussed constantly in the runup to the presidential election. But, what do we actually know about how most immigrants get to the United States and the process for screening and admitting immigrants to our country? Just what is the difference between an immigrant and a refugee? How long does it take an immigrant to gain resident status? What happens if they want to gain citizenship?

Learn the answers to these and other questions you may have concerning immigration from Elizabeth Ricci, former League member and leading immigration attorney. Elizabeth is a lawyer with Rambana and Ricci, a local immigration law practice, who has received national recognition for her advocacy and for her pro bono and mentoring work. She is interested in helping us separate fact from fiction and can illuminate the immigrant experience in our community.

Please join us for lunch followed by a presentation of the myths and facts associated with immigration. You can expect to learn how immigrants fight to obtain legal status and how you can help refugees who are newcomers to our community.

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Four points by Sheraton
316 West Tennessee Street
Menu: Chicken alfredo or vegetable alfredo, mixed vegetables,
artisan salad, garlic toast, dessert
Cost: Members - $20   Nonmember - $23

The first three student members  to RSVP eat FREE!

FOR RESERVATIONS please call 309-3005 and leave a message or email

Because the League must pay for reservations cancelled after Saturday, September 24, those who cancel late or not at all must reimburse the League for the cost of their reservations or find someone to take their places at the Hot Topic.

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