Berkshire Immigrant Center http://wamc.org en Immigration Event Brings Attention to Issue Overshadowed by Shutdown http://wamc.org/post/immigration-event-brings-attention-issue-overshadowed-shutdown <p>A weekend event in Pittsfield, Massachusetts will bring attention to the area’s immigrants, an issue that went quiet on the national stage amid the government shutdown.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:34:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 75877 at http://wamc.org Immigration Event Brings Attention to Issue Overshadowed by Shutdown 9th Berkshire Immigrants Day http://wamc.org/post/9th-berkshire-immigrants-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.berkshireic.com">The Berkshire Immigrant Center</a> will host the 9th &ldquo;Immigrants&#39; Day in the Berkshires&rdquo; on October 19th at Morningside Community School in Pittsfield, MA.</p><p>Immigrants&rsquo; Day is a free event with entertainment for children, music and dancing, food from immigrant-owned businesses and the opportunity to receive a free consultation from an immigration attorney. The annual event celebrates the achievements of Berkshire County&rsquo;s newest U.S. citizens.</p><p>Here to tell us more are Brooke Mead, Program Coordinator; Eleanore Velez- originally from Mexico and a bilingual admissions counselor/coordinator of the Multicultural Center at Berkshire Community College; and Elisa Fuller, originally from Ecuador, an Immigrant Community member and Berkshire Immigrant Center/Immigrants&#39; Day Volunteer.</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75610 at http://wamc.org 9th Berkshire Immigrants Day Vox Pop : Open Forum - Federal Immigration Reform : 5/7/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-federal-immigration-reform-5713 <p></p><p></p><p>Last month the U.S. Senate’s so-called “gang of eight” unveiled a <a href="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:SN00744:@@@L&amp;summ2=m&amp;">bi-partisan federal immigration reform bill</a>, intensifying the debate on what has seemingly always been a controversial national issue.&nbsp;</p><p>Here today to talk about federal immigration reform and <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/bill/113-s744/show">S.744</a> is Brooke Mead, program coordinator at the <a href="http://berkshireic.com/">Berkshire Immigrant Center</a> in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 63974 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - Federal Immigration Reform : 5/7/13