Immigration Seminar: Center for Lifelong Learning

Immigration issues seem to top daily newscasts. Do we need to be concerned about the thousands of refugees around the world? Who should we share our freedoms with? Why don’t those illegal people living in the United States become citizens through legal channels? How long does the legal immigration process take?

Area residents over the age of 55 are invited to Northwest State Community College for a one-day look at immigration issues on Friday, April 8, 2016, from 9 a.m-3 p.m. in the Voinovich Auditorium. The Center for Lifelong Learning at the College has lined up an interesting day of presenters and panelists experienced in the complex field of immigration. There are no right answers to such a diverse topic, but with solid information, participants can get a better understanding of the complexities involved in the immigration issue.

Keynote presenters include Sisters Ellen Lamberjack and Andrea Inkrott of Project Hope, both involved in family-based legal immigration issues throughout northwestern Ohio. Sylvia Titgemeyer, a former Napoleon resident and current immigration attorney in the St. Louis area, will come back to northwest Ohio to help participants further understand the issue from a slightly different angle. Ed Yoder, a participant in several previous resettlement issues through his Archbold church, will join a group of panelists who will share their touching and heartbreaking stories of immigration efforts.

The registration deadline is April 4, and the $12 registration fee, which includes lunch, will be payable at the door the day of the event. The auditorium entrance is located on the west end of the Northwest State campus. Casual dress, room for questions and participant interaction are hallmarks of the Center for Lifelong Learning activities.

For more information or to register, please contact the coordinator of the Center for Lifelong Learning, Cecily Rohrs, at 419.267.5502 or e-mail her at