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United States Attorney’s Office to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Immigration Law

Federal Immigration Law: An Informed Public is an Empowered Public”

May 16, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office, in partnership with BRIDGES (“Building Respect in Diverse Communities to Enhance Sensitivity”) will host a Community Town Hall meeting to educate the public on the application of federal immigration laws, announced U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade. McQuade will be joined by Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly in welcoming local residents to a discussion which will include navigating the path to citizenship and enforcement of federal immigration laws in the Eastern District of Michigan.

The idea for the event spawned from the ongoing community/law enforcement dialogue facilitated by BRIDGES. BRIDGES was formed in the aftermath of 9/11 to foster communication and trust between law enforcement and the Arab American and Muslim communities. In the spirit of advancing that cause and bringing the broader community together to discuss this very important issue, the United States Attorney's office has put together a town hall meeting entitled, "Federal Immigration Law: An Informed Public is and Empowered Public” which will be held at the Dearborn City Hall, 13615 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, Michigan 48126 on Thursday, May 17, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Supervisory Federal Air Marshal Patricia Fantazian, and BRIDGES co-chair, will moderate the Town Hall.

In addition to opening remarks from Mayor O’Reilly and U.S. Attorney McQuade, other highlighted speakers will include: Special Agent In Charge Brian Moskowitz of Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Mick Dedvukaj, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Enforcement and Removal Operations Director Rebecca Adducci.

The event is open to the public and the media are invited to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Gina Balaya, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office at or call (313) 226-9758.





























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