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Legal fair on immigration this weekend in Siler City

The Hispanic Liaison will host its second annual legal fair on immigration this weekend in Siler City.

The event, which will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church (1101 West Raleigh Street in Siler City), will also offer an opportunity for residents to have a dialogue with candidates for Chatham County Sheriff. Registration begins at noon.

“The recent immigration raids in Siler City and the Triangle are causing widespread fear in our communities,” states a news release from Hispanic Liaison.

The Legal Fair is an opportunity for the Hispanic community and other immigrants to learn about their rights and speak directly with immigration attorneys, as well as the candidates for sheriff. There will be workshops on immigration issues, free consultations with immigration attorneys, free DACA renewals and partial scholarships for Chatham residents and an expo of legal services and agencies.

There will be representatives from the consulates of Mexico and Guatemala there, and all presentations will be in English and Spanish.

“The Legal Fair is for anyone who is concerned about their rights and immigration issues, especially the immigrant community,” said Ilana Dubester, Hispanic Liaison Executive Director. “There are no immigration attorneys in Chatham County and we are pleased that, this year, we will be offering free consultations at the event.”

The local nonprofit was recently involved in helping Siler City residents negotiate fair pay from Mountaire Farms, a chicken producer, after it acquired Johnson’s Mobile Home Park and planned to evict them. You can read more about that here and here.

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