Immigration reform round-table to be held Monday - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Immigration reform round-table to be held Monday

(WMC-TV) - There is a push for immigration reform happening in the Mid-South.

Latino Memphis is hosting an immigration reform round-table discussion Monday. It is a topic that has fired up a national debate.

"The citizenship part would be our number one concern," said Shawn Roberson, Latino Memphis.

Shawn Roberson is helping to organize the round-table.

"We hope that the Latino community concerns will be heard and we hope that we get some feedback," he said.

Roberson is hoping for a dialog to begin between politicians and the latino Memphis community.

Some of the people attending the discussion include Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, AFSME's Chad Johnson, representatives from U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, and representatives from the Greater Memphis Chamber and the University of Memphis.

"If we don't get immigration reform then it's not going to solve any of the problems where we have undocumented workers showing up in the emergency rooms and public services," said Roberson.

The round-table discussion is free to attend and open to anyone who comes by the Latino Memphis headquarters on Mt. Moriah Extended.

In addition to a pathway to citizenship, other topics will include college tuition rates, military service, and defining residency in Tennessee.

The goal is to open dialog, offer input, and inform the community of what immigration reform could look like in the Mid-South and across the country.

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