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Upcoming Queens Forums to Focus on Immigrants' Rights and Health Care

By Katie Honan | March 21, 2017 10:55am
 The immigration forums will be held at Elmhurst Hospital and St. Leo's Church in Corona. 
The immigration forums will be held at Elmhurst Hospital and St. Leo's Church in Corona. 
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ELMHURST — Residents can learn about immigrants' rights, from health care to citizenship, at upcoming town halls and forums in Queens.

The first, held at Elmhurst Hospital, will focus on health care rights for immigrants and will be held March 21 and March 29 from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Additional sessions will also be held at Kings County Hospital on March 22 and Harlem Hospital on March 28, officials said.

Representatives from the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, New York Immigration Coalition and New York Legal Assistance Group will be there to answer questions.

“NYC Health + Hospitals has been working with community groups to reach out to immigrants to reassure them it’s safe to seek care,” John Jurenko, Vice President for Government and Community Relations at NYC Health + Hospitals, said in a press release about the events.

”This health system has an unwavering commitment to providing care and services to all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status,” he added.

A more general forum on immigrants' rights will also be held this week, hosted by Congressman Joe Crowley and Assemblyman Francisco Moya.

The town hall will be held at 6 p.m. at St. Leo's Church at 104-19 49th Ave. in Corona on Thursday, March 23.

Residents can ask questions about new federal immigration actions and ways to protect the most vulnerable communities.

To RSVP, please call 718-779-1400 or email Crowley.Events@mail.house.gov.

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