Date(s) - Wednesday, May 29, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Funky Buddha Brewery
Broward College Village Square will host the Dinner at the Square event as part of its series of non-partisan debates featuring guest speakers discussing their views on various issues facing the community. The May 29th dinner will focus on the topic, “How Florida’s New Immigration Bill Could Help or Hurt Florida.”
The Village Square Dinner at the Square events are public forums meant to better educate the public on important, and sometimes controversial, issues. Guests are provided dinner as they listen to the panel of community representatives and topic experts present varying viewpoints.
TOPIC: The Florida Senate & House are currently working on legislation that would require local governments to use their “best efforts” to support federal immigration law, including complying with requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain suspected undocumented immigrants held in local jails until ICE is able to pick them up.
A coalition of civil rights groups, social justice advocates, farmers and business leaders had teamed up to try to block the legislation. Opponents say the House and Senate bills are drafted so broadly that Florida law enforcement officials would in effect become deputies in President Trump’s broader crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally. Opponents fear that heightened cooperation with ICE will increase racial profiling while undermining the state economy by eroding its workforce.
The Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” last month warning that immigrants’ rights could be at risk should the legislation be signed into law.
Glenna Milberg, Reporter, WPLG Local10 News
Christian Ziegler, Vice Chairman, Republican Party of Florida
***Pending confirmation from an additional panelist
6:00 to 6:45 p.m. – Members only pre-cocktail reception
6:45 to 8:30 p.m. – Debate and Dinner
PRICE: Individual tickets are $45.
DETAILS: The Broward College Village Square series sponsor is Community Foundation of Broward County. The Broward College Village Square series partners include 10 Days of Connection, Broward County Young Republicans, Broward League of Cities, Broward Young Democrats, Children’s Services Council of Broward County and Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.
For more information and to register please visit https://broward.villagesquare.us/
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