Immigration to the United States and New Mexico
(How Did We Get Here, Anyway?)
Immigration is currently a topic of paramount importance nationally, and in New Mexico. In response to ongoing concerns and questions, Temple Beth-El is pleased to present a two-part series on Immigration. The program will take place at 7:00–9:00 pm on two consecutive Wednesday evenings, February 6, 2019 and February 13, 2019 at Temple Beth-El, 3980 Sonoma Springs Avenue. The second part of the series, on February 13, will be a presentation about the history of immigration and immigrants to the United States by Dr. Neal Rosendorf, Associate Professor of politics and international relations at NMSU. There will also be a panel discussion to provide information about the various roles of those involved in the current immigration system. The panel will include a Federal public defender, a Federal prosecutor, an immigration judge as well as an officer from Customs and Border Protection. Finally, in small groups, participants will be able to discuss the immigration histories of their own families, related to parents, grandparents, other relatives or themselves.