Two free sessions on Friday in Crookston seek to provide insight, clear up confusion on immigration policy

    On Friday, June 20, 2014 the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota will provide a free training session for professionals in northwestern Minnesota who wish to learn more about immigration law and policy. Then, afterward, people with questions about an immigration case or their legal status will have an opportunity to get the answers they're looking for.   

    First, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Peterson Lecture Hall, located in Heritage Hall on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus, this free training will include a introduction and overview of basic immigration law and policy. Specifics on immigration remedies available to victims of domestic violence, crime victims and children, as well as the free legal services that Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota provides to low income immigrants and refugees will be provided as well.       

    This training is especially relevant for professionals such as victim advocates, law enforcement, social workers, health care workers, educators and faith leaders.    

    Email Isbely McKeen at to confirm tour attendance at the training. The Immigration Law Training for Professionals is supported in part by the Blandin Foundation.    

    The session is hosted by U of M Crookston Diversity and Multicultural Services and Migrant Health Services.   

    Then, at 1 p.m. in the same location on campus, a lawyer from the Immigrant Law Center will be available to provide information on the immigration law and individuals' legal options. The workshop is free.   

   The lawyer will give a presentation in Spanish as well.