ROGERS PARK — Chicagoans who hail from other countries will have an opportunity to learn more about their rights as immigrants living in the U.S on Sunday.
At 2 p.m., a group of advocates and experts specializing in immigration will be on hand at St. Jerome's Church Parish Center, 1709 W. Lunt Ave., to talk with immigrants, and anyone else interested, about what constitutes a hate crime, how to file complaints, what their rights are under the law and more.
Among those offering information is Fred Tsao of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Norman White, a hate crime victims' advocate with the city's Commission on Human Relations; and Daysi Funes, the executive director of Centro Romero.
The event will be held in English and Spanish.
"With the election of Donald Trump as our next president, our neighbors who are immigrants are understandably very concerned about their future in our nation," said Ald. Joe Moore (49th), who is sponsoring the event with other public officials in the Rogers Park area. "It is imperative that they, and everyone who is concerned about them, are fully aware of their constitutional rights and what to do if they are confronted by government authorities."
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