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January 16, 2008   Email to Friend 

MOBILE IMMIGRATION MEETING SITE CHANGED
Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
January 16, 2008

MOBILE, Ala. -- The location of Thursday night's public hearing on the immigration issue has been changed, according to Brian Hardin, director of the Federation's Greenhouse, Nursery & Sod and Horticulture Divisions.

Originally scheduled for the Moorer/Spring Hill Branch of the Mobile Public Library, the hearing scheduled by the Joint Interim Patriotic Immigration Commission (JIPIC) has been changed to the auditorium on the first floor of the Government Plaza Building at 205 Government Street in Mobile. A parking garage is on the west side of the building.

The meeting time is still 6 p.m.

Hardin urges the state's farmers to attend the meeting to voice their concerns on the issue in hopes of obtaining a reasonable immigration policy that allows the use of legal guest workers when no domestic workers are available.

The Alabama Legislature has charged the JIPIC with the task of conducting a fact-finding study on immigration issues. The commission has already held public hearings in Montgomery, Huntsville and Hoover.

The JIPIC is also charged with submitting a report outlining suggestions and proposals to address the issues of illegal and legal immigration to the legislature, Gov. Bob Riley and members of the Alabama Congressional Delegation.


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