Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Congressional, Law Enforcement and Religious Leaders Call for Immigration Reform

Leaders Discuss Impact of Broken Immigration System on Public Safety and Community Trust

On Tuesday, August 11th, law enforcement and religious leaders join Congressman Hank Johnson to call for a solution to the broken immigration system in order to enhance public safety and build stronger communities around Georgia. Amidst signs the immigration reform debate is heating back up in Washington, leaders will gather at the historic Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta, GA, to speak about the need for an immigration solution that would strengthen border security, restore the rule of law and bring immigrants out of the shadows.

At its annual conference in late July, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) recognized the importance of finding an immigration solution by unanimously passing a resolution calling for federal action on immigration reform. Speakers will include Congressman Hank Johnson, Atlanta Police Chief, Richard Pennington, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of the Archdiocese Atlanta and Jiles Ship, 2nd Vice President of NOBLE.

Congressman Hank Johnson, Representative of Georgia’s 4th District
Chief Richard Pennington, Chief of Police, Atlanta, GA
Most Rev. Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta
Jiles Ship,2nd Vice President, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
Chief Art Venegas (Moderator), Retired Chief of Police, Sacramento, CA and Director of the Law Enforcement Engagement Initiative

Congressional, Law Enforcement and Religious Leaders Join Call for Immigration Reform

Tuesday, August 11th, 2:30 PM ET

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
449 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA
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