Immigrant Rights Information Event

In the Messenger article this week, Rev. Dominic talks about the ongoing crisis of immigrant families being separated at the border. If you are interested in learning more about the issue and how to help, there is event on this topic in Melrose on Saturday evening, 9/28, at the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main St., 7-9 pm.  Attorney Ellen Ellis will talk about her experience working for one week as a pro bono attorney with RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) at the ICE detention center in Karnes City, Texas. While there, Ms. Ellis assisted women seeking asylum to prepare for their credible fear interviews. Ms. Ellis is currently working with KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) to represent immigrant children in the Boston area. Sponsored by the Melrose Human Rights Commission, this event will provide resources and help you learn ways to get involved and support families affected by the separation.  For more information see the Facebook page for the event or contact Betsy Garrett by email.