Bloomington Immigration lawyer sets up practice in Dubois County

HUNTINGBURG — Immigration lawyer Christine Popp travels from Bloomington to Dubois County to help immigrants with legal matters.

She has an office on Fourth Street in Huntingburg, and currently comes for appointments. She also takes calls and emails from her clients.

“It’s a very uncertain time right now with immigration,” she said, “so this is a really pressing need. I didn’t think at first of actually opening this office. But as time went on, the more I thought about it, it just seemed like a really good fit for me.”

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Ivy Tech to Host Free Talk on Immigration

(BLOOMINGTON) – Angela D. Adams, owner and managing attorney at Adams Immigration Law LLC, will give the keynote address at Ivy Tech’s Diversity Speaker Series event, “Breaking Immigration Barriers,” on Wednesday, Feb.19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Shreve Hall at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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County council forwards request for information on local ICE policies to Monroe County’s sheriff

In the councilors, IJTF found a group that appeared mostly supportive of their view that the county sheriff should not be helping ICE to identify and apprehend people who are suspected of a possible civil infraction. That’s the category of legal violation to which immigration violations belong, Christie Popp, a local immigration attorney with IJTF, told the council.

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ICE out of MoCo

On January 25, 2017, President Trump’s Executive Order 13768 broadened “interior enforcement” priorities to target ALL undocumented immigrants for deportation regardless of their individual circumstances. In the three years since, this massive expansion has devastated immigrant families and communities around the US—including right here in Indiana’s Monroe County. MoCo Sheriff Brad Swain voluntarily collaborates with ICE (Immigration Customs and Enforcement) to detain our neighbors and friends. These detentions are unnecessary, unconstitutional, and immoral. We need to stop them NOW.

YOU Can Get ICE Out of MoCo:

  1. WRITE your County Commissioners and County Council Representatives. Use the sample letter and contact information below. NOW is the time.
  2. Broadcast #iceoutofmoco and #IceOutofMoCo on all your social media accounts. Spread the word NOW.
  3. Learn more by exploring the file listed below.

When Facts Don’t Matter: How to Communicate More Effectively about Immigration’s Costs and Benefits

At a time when people have more information at their fingertips than ever, it feels as though it has become equally easy to share it widely or to ignore, discount, and discredit it. Several factors have contributed to this state of affairs. New technologies have given a platform to a wider range of voices, but this has also meant that unvetted information and politically motivated “fake news” find their way more easily into the bloodstream of public debate. Human nature also shapes how people consume and recall information, making them more likely to resist information that contradicts their existing beliefs and personal experiences.

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El Centro Comunal Latino invita al público a nuestra Reunión Anual y la inauguración oficial de nuestra nueva oficina!

El lunes, 20 de enero, 2020 ~Día de Martin Luther King~ de 2:00 a 4:00 de la tarde en la Oficina 206 de la Biblioteca Pública del Condado de Monroe
(en el segundo piso al fondo del pasillo a la derecha de la fuente, en el Indiana Room)

HABRÁ: ~COMIDA ~INFORMACIÓN ~PREMIOS
~JUEGOS PARA NIÑOS ~CONOCIDOS Y AMIGOS ~¡Y MÁS!

Para más información: Llame al (812) 355-7513 o mande un correo electrónico a elcentrocomunal@gmail.com

2019 The Year of the Farmers’ Market Controversy

This fall, the Purple Shirt Brigade handed out postcards at the Farmers’ Market for people to write about how white supremacy in the market makes them feel. The cards would be sent to Mayor John Hamilton. This card was signed by ‘Peter E Diezel.’ In April, the Chicago Sun-Times website reported an Indiana man identified as Peter Diezel was associated with Identity Evropa and posted tweets defending Adolf Hitler. | Courtesy photo

Looking back, the antiracist and antifascist activists who have worked to air this issue have been stunningly successful. Besides the City of Bloomington, other entities have held multiple community forums to wrestle with it. Countless exchanges among area residents have taken place online and offline, in the open and behind closed doors. Local media — Indiana Public Media, Indiana Daily Student, WFHB, The Bloomingtonian, B Square Beacon, The Herald-Times — have followed this upheaval. It has even appeared on the national radar, ranging from the progressive left (The Nation) to the extreme right (National Vanguard) to the middle-of-the-road (Newsweek) — including the front page of the New York Times, arguably the most influential mainstream U.S. newspaper.

Scattered across the conversations and coverage are the experiences of people of color. What would it mean to place their perspectives at the center of our reflection and think outward from there? To acknowledge them seriously and meaningfully? Might we come away with a fresh understanding of the stakes involved that could prove useful for moving the city past this deadlock?

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New Initiative Helps Indiana’s Hispanic and Latino Learners Obtain Education and Training Beyond High School

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education announces today a new initiative aimed at increasing student access and attainment to higher education for the state’s Hispanic and Latino learners and families.

Funded by Indiana’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), five Padres Estrellas – translated as “Star Parents” – will work with community organizations focused on empowering Hoosier Hispanic and Latino communities to provide college and career support to students and families across the state.

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Commissions offer opportunity to make citizens’ voices heard

The City of Bloomington has more than 33 boards and commissions with more than 250 members that help advise the mayor, the city council and varying legislative bodies in the community. They range from topics such as a commission that covers environmental issues to a group that oversee the status of women, Hispanic and Latino affairs and children.

Of all the groups, 19 currently have vacancies. Mary Catherine Carmichael, director of public engagement, said residents can apply any time, but there are many spots that open up Dec. 31 and Jan. 31 because of the two year term limits. The applications for each board are on their page on the city website

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Mike Pence’s Nephew: Meet Trump’s Latino Outreach Team

When the Trump reelection campaign kicked off its “Latinos for Trump” outreach effort in Miami this summer, it didn’t have the benefit of any Latino Cabinet members who might appeal to the large number of Spanish-speaking voters in the state. So it turned to the next best thing: Vice President Mike Pence.

It’s hard to imagine someone less suited to rally Latino voters than Pence, a non-Spanish-speaking white guy from Indiana, a state whose Latino population clocks in at a mere 7 percent. Yet there he was, walking on to the stage to Free’s “All Right Now” in a hotel ballroom full of cheering Latinos. “Hola Miami!” he cried, giving a big thumbs up. Speaking for 40 minutes, Pence hammered home Trump’s biggest selling points with Latino voters: the roaring economy, the low Latino unemployment rate, and the president’s robust opposition to socialism, especially in places like Venezuela.

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