League of Women Voters hosting June 19 program on immigration

The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County, in partnership with the League of Women Voters Aurora Area and the League of Women Voters of Elgin Area, invite residents of Kane County and the surrounding communities to a timely and informative presentation about U.S. immigration policy and the issues arising from an imperfect and overtaxed system.

The program, “Hard Facts and Human Faces: Navigating U.S. Immigration in Our Communities,” will be held on Wednesday, June 19, both in person in the meeting room at the Geneva Public Library and livestreamed on BATV.

The guest speaker for the program is Sara Dady, principal at Dady Law Group LLC in Rockford. She has been practicing family-based immigration law for over 17 years. She writes and presents frequently on immigration topics and is an advocate for comprehensive immigration reform.

Dady will be presenting on the complexities surrounding immigration in the U.S. — how our challenges have been shaped by our history, our system of laws, and our political environment. Dady will talk about the current situation and outline proposals for effectively responding with short-term relief and long-term resolution.

“Our local League of Women Voters organizations are excited to host this important presentation,” said Patti Lackman, co-vice president of the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County. “If we are going to solve the immigration crisis in our country and in our local communities, we need to put politics aside and do the work of learning about the issue — including how we got ourselves into this mess, and how we can work together to reform our immigration system while remaining true to our American ideals.”

The program, which is free and open to the public, will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library meeting room, 227 S. Seventh St.

The League of Women Voters will be accepting voluntary donations at the event for the following specific items: disposable diapers, feminine pads (not tampons), bath tissue, and facial tissue. Donations for these items are welcome and entirely voluntary.

After the event, the League will pass along donated items to organizations, such as World Relief, who take pressure off local communities by providing much-needed assistance to arriving families.

Anyone wishing to find out more about this program or any others hosted by the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County may obtain more information by calling Patti Lackman at (630) 336-0531 or emailing

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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