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Protecting Immigrant Families

This workshop will educate Idaho individuals and organizations on the national, state and local status of immigration policy, its impact on the food security of our Idaho immigrant families, and concrete ways in which providers and advocates can be informed, helpful, and create safe places.  Join the National Immigration Law Center, Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Catholic Charities of Idaho and Community Council of Idaho to learn about and discuss topics such as:  

1) review of federal legislation and implications

2) Idaho snapshot 

3) Resources available

Jackie Vimo, National Immigration Law Center

Jackie Vimo is a scholar and policy analyst based in Brooklyn,  Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. Jackie is currently a Policy Analyst for the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), a national organization that engages in policy analysis, litigation, education, and advocacy to defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Jackie has been working for almost two decades on a broad range of public policy issues in California, New York, and Argentina, where her family is from and still lives. Prior to working at NILC, Jackie was the Director of Advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition, a statewide umbrella organization for organizations working with immigrants in New York State. Jackie has taught in the Political Science departments of the City College of New York and the New School University and currently teaches graduate courses in immigration policy at Hunter College.  Jackie is a Ph.D. candidate in Politics at the New School for Social Research who will shortly defend a dissertation on state-level immigrant rights movements in the United States since 1994.

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