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Posts published in “Day: April 10, 2018

Walle holds Immigration Forum

NORTHEAST – State Representative Armando Walle hosted a two night Forum last week, on the subject of Immigration and DACA status. The events were held at MacArthur and Aldine High Schools, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Parents, students, and the public attended, and each program had about 75 to 100 persons in the audience.

Speakers at MacArthur included Walle, Jill Campbell of BakerRipley, Cesar Espinosa of FIEL, and two representatives from the local Mexican Consulate.

The program was presented in both English, and Spanish, with translation for English only speakers.

Topics that were covered included SB4, DACA, Know Your Rights, Immigration information, and Consular Services.

Representative Walle opened the evening with remarks about his own situation as an American with Mexican parents, and problems that his family has had, and how his interest and advocacy was related to that background. He also noted that the majority of his constituents were os Hispanic heritage. He explained that the meeting would give information on two important topics, SB4 or the “Show Me Your Papers” Texas law, and DACA or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. He said that because of SB4, in Texas it is okay for the police to ask about your immigration status if you are stopped for a violation. But you have the right to remain silent, and not answer any questions except to identify yourself. Cards were available with all the answers to “Know Your Rights” which are fairly complicated.

Jill Campbell of BakerRipley made an extensive presentation on Immigration help, and ways to avoid deportation. She indicated that anyone that needed help could contact BakerRipley at 713-273-3707 for free legal help on DACA renewal assistance. Offices are on Navigation Blvd., and Rookin Streer. When the Town Center is finished in East Aldine, there will be an immigration office in the BakerRipley complex, too.

Celebrate 11th annual Family Day at Sylvester Turner Park April 14

Get up close and personal with animals from the Houston Zoo at the 11th Annual Family Day at Sylvester Turner Park. This year’s event is from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the park at 2800 West Little York.

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner will celebrate his 11th Annual Family Day on April 14 with baseball, music, games, food and more.

Family Day at Sylvester Turner Park will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the park at 2800 West Little York. Admission is free, as are all the games and food.

“Each year we welcome up to 12,000 people to this fun family event,” Mayor Turner said. “We have added even more this year and hope everyone across Acres Homes will join us.”

The entertainment lineup continues to grow. Back by popular demand are J. Paul Jr. and the Zydeco Nubreeds. Also returning are the talented students from Aldine Carver High School. There’s something for everyone as the Mayor welcomes Baby Sonic Boom, the Luna Llena mariachi band from Rice University, Tiger Rock Martial Arts and the Teo Chew Temple lion dancers. Radio One, KTSU and KSBJ will also be on hand. Come hungry because the food line-up includes turkey legs, sausage on a stick, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, snow cones and corn on the cob. And Nathan’s returns with everyone’s favorite hot dogs.