Daily Archives: Feb. 27, 2012

Immigration presentation scheduled by library, League of Women Voters

The contentious issue of immigration will be the subject of a lunchtime forum Tuesday sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Wichita Public Library.

The forum, titled “Immigration Laws for Kansas: Good, Bad or Neutral?” will feature Emira Palacios of the pro-immigrant group Sunflower Community Action, and attorney Larry D. Ehrlich.

The talk will likely touch on a proposed state law to allow police to detain those they suspect of being in the country illegally and the voter ID law that will compel new voters to provide citizenship documentation when they register to vote, said Julie Linneman, Coordinator of Programming and Outreach for the library.

The program is part of a monthly series of “Tuesday topics” presentations, designed to spur discussion and answer people’s questions on  public issues, Linneman said. The topic for March 27 will be health care funding.

“We’ve asked people that we think have a lot of experience with these issues,” Linneman said.

Tuesday’s event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Library, 232 S. Main, Wichita.

Participants are invited to bring a lunch, beverages will be provided. The issue presentation will begin about noon, with remarks by the speakers followed by a question-and-answer period.