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July 26, 2011   Email to Friend 

WEBINAR TODAY HELPS EDUCATE EMPLOYERS ON NEW IMMIGRATION LAWS
Debra Davis
334-613-4686
July 26, 2011

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A webinar aimed at educating farmers and other employers about the state's new immigration law will be today from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is sponsored by the Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System

To watch the event from any Web browser, go to aces.edu/go/172. Participants may connect at anytime, but will not see content until roughly 10:45 a.m. and no audio until the program begins. This event will be archived, so it may be viewed later by using the same link.

Questions may be submitted during the broadcast by email and should be directed to hort@auburn.edu.

Several seminars also are scheduled around the state to help explain the new law. The first such meeting was Monday in the Semmes Community Center in Mobile County.

The seminars are being conducted by Alabama Employers for Immigration Reform (ALEIR), of which the Alabama Farmers Federation is a member. ALEIR will educate employers about how the new law will impact their businesses. The seminars will feature attorneys from Maynard, Cooper and Gale; Capell and Howard; Balch and Bingham, and Bradley, Arant, Boult and Cummings.

Dates and locations of the remaining ALEIR seminars are:

  • Birmingham, Aug. 3 at Rosewood Hall, Soho
  • Montgomery, Aug. 17 at the Gordon Persons Building Auditorium
  • Huntsville, Aug. 31, to be announced

Each seminar is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. The registration fee is $25.

Another seminar is set for Saturday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m., during the Federation's Commodity Producers Conference in Huntsville. It will feature Paul Schlegel of the American Farm Bureau Federation; Ted Hosp, an attorney with Maynard, Cooper and Gale in Birmingham; and Dan Bremer with Ag Works Inc., which helps farmers find temporary or seasonal workers.

An informational flyer about the ALEIR seminars is available in the PDF download below. For more information about these seminars, contact Mac Higginbotham in the Federation's Governmental and Agricultural Programs Department at 800-392-5705, ext. 5610 or mhigginbotham@AlfaFarmers.org.

Download flyer here


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