A forum on the impacts of current immigration policy will take place in Riverhead Tuesday evening.
“Immigration 2019: From the Border to our Backyard” will examine current immigration policy, its broad impact across the American political landscape and the direct effects here on the East End and North Fork.
The forum, organized by Indivisible North Fork and East End Action Network, will be held at the Peconic Room at Dark Horse Restaurant, 1 East Main Street in Riverhead from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 21.
Three guest speakers will present information and observations on a range of topics associated with immigration.
South Fork activist and community organizer Lisa Votino-Tarrant will present a slide show documenting several trips she has made to the southern border to assist asylum seekers.
Logan Gershon, representing the campaign of Perry Gershon, a Democratic candidate for congress, will speak about current national immigration policy and the challenges faced by legislators in developing a fair and functional immigration system.
Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, a fourth generation farmer and small business owner from Cutchogue, will detail the impact current immigration policy has had on the North Fork farming community and seasonal businesses.
A question and answer session will follow the presentations.
The forum is free and open to the public. Complimentary light refreshments will be served.RSVP requested.
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