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Groups plan Immigration Summit Oct. 17 in Monroe
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MONROE - The UW Extension Offices of Green and Lafayette Counties and the Green County Latino Needs Council will host a Rural Immigration Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Monroe United Methodist Church. The purpose of the summit is to provide accurate and relevant information about immigrants, the causes of immigration, the economic impact of immigration, and an overview of the laws affecting immigration. Speakers at the Immigration Summit will include: Dan Veroff and David Long of the UW-Madison Applied Population Lab who will speak about the history of immigration to Wisconsin; Jan Flora and Himar Herneandez of Iowa State University and Extension, experts on immigrant business and community development and integration; Gilda Mantello, editor of El Boletín Spanish-English newsletter based in Darlington; Margarita Garfias de Christianson and Francisco Rodriguez, local bilingual and bicultural experts on Latino immigrant families and communities; and Glorily Lopez, experienced and accomplished immigration attorney from Madison.