Here's a surprising thought: Obama administration tactics on immigration have led to an increase in deportations in the last year, as comprehensive immigration reform has taken a backseat in Washington, D.C. Idaho Peace Coalition is hosting a discussion to look at what Obama's Immigration and Customs Enforcement department is up to and what can be done about it. Leo Morales, an organizer with Idaho Community Action Network, will speak about the current climate of immigration enforcement in Idaho and across the nation. He will also discuss the three bills affecting undocumented workers that have been floated in the Idaho Legislature this year, and Boise Democratic Sen. Les Bock, an immigration attorney, will join him to analyze those bills.
"You don't have to go to Tibet or Darfur to witness the violation of basic human rights. In Boise, Eagle, Nampa, Meridian, and virtually every community in the United States, men, women and children are being treated unjustly and denied their civil rights," wrote Idaho Peace Coalition.
Thursday, Feb. 18, 7-9 p.m., FREE, Shangri-La Tea Room, 1800 W. Overland Road, arrive early if you want to order food.