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NMSU to host discussion on immigration

New Mexico State University's Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a community dialogue on immigration at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.

"This is a great opportunity to learn about the current status of immigration reform and discuss the challenges facing border communities with regard to enforcement policies. The dialogue will be a space to share knowledge and ideas about how to build a more just and humane immigration system," said Neil Harvey, head of the NMSU Department of Government.

With the current national debate, "Immigration, Border Enforcement and Youth: Southern New Mexico Community Dialogue" will focus on the root causes of migration, border enforcement and the position of undocumented youth in the education system.

The bilingual community dialogue will consist of three groups, and each group will focus on one topic. Each group will include content experts from NMSU and the local community, and a bilingual leader to guide the conversation forward under the Great Conversation model and philosophy. At the conclusion, attendees will come together to briefly report on major themes and follow-up steps identified in each dialogue.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit clabs.nmsu.edu.