Vote to help end fear, panelists advise

American immigrants, even those  with green cards and those who have become naturalized citizens, today are living in fear for their own well-being and that of their families, said speakers at the 2nd Act Players’ post-show panel on immigration Sunday, Nov. 4. What the rest of us need to do to end the nightmare they now live with is, first of all, to vote for candidates who embrace the American ideal of strength through diversity.

Other steps include supporting groups that works with immigrant communities.

People today are afraid to leave their homes fo fear of arrest while others worry they may return home from work one day to find their parents gone, speakers agreed. The anti-immigrant fervor in this country has reached levels not seen since the 1920s.

Speakers at the discussion which followed a performance of New Year’s Eve at Grandma’s House were:

  • Alejandra L. Ibañez, lead program officer at the Woods Fund Chicago.
  • Analía Rodríguez, executive director of the Latino Union
  • Michael Aguhar, executive director of the Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE)

A second discussion on immigrant issues will follow the Nov. 11 performance of New Year’s Eve at grandma’s House. For tickets to the show, which entitle you to also attend the panel discussion, click here.

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