MIAMI---The Univision Network announced today the participants confirmed for the network’s town hall on immigration “Inmigración: Un Debate Nacional.” Some of the country’s most respected figures on immigration law and public policy, representatives of national Hispanic organizations, members of the immigrant community, Arizona state and local government officials, a White House representative, and members of Congress will participate in the event which will provide a platform for both sides to discuss key issues surrounding immigration policy in the U.S. The commercial-free special “Inmigración: Un Debate Nacional” airs LIVE on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 10pm ET/PT (9 pm Central) on the Univision Network.
Among the participants confirmed are Arizona State Representative Steve Montenegro, Congressman (R-FL) Lincoln Díaz-Balart, Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, Congressman (D-IL) Luis Gutierrez, Arizona’s Santa Cruz County Sheriff Antonio Estrada, White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) representative Jack Martin, American Citizens United representative from the Arizona Chapter Anna Gaines, Voices in Action Director Adriana Boyne, Former Chief of the Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under President Bush, Alfonso Aguilar, Political Republican Analyst and former majority counsel for the House Committee on International Relations Adolfo Franco, among others.
In addition, other representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), and theNational Council of La Raza (NCLR) will also be present.
The town hall event will be moderated by Univision News anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas at the Univision studios in Miami, FL and by local news anchor Mary Rabago from the studios of Univision affiliate KTVW-33 in Phoenix, AZ.
“Inmigración: Un Debate Nacional” will be closed-captioned in English on CC3 where available. Univision.com (keyword: Ley de Arizona) will stream the event live in both English and Spanish and feature a real time video chat. Univision.com is also providing extensive video, photos and nationwide and local news from this important topic. Univision’s sister radio network Radio Cadena Univision will be broadcasting simultaneously in Spanish.
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