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Immigration-rights meeting in East Palo Alto tonight

Event is in response to the incoming Trump administration's possible immigration policies

In the face of potential immigration-policy changes under the incoming President-elect Donald Trump administration, some East Palo Alto officials and experts are holding a public meeting to help immigrants understand their rights on Monday, Dec. 19. The public meeting will include information on federal, state and local laws and ways that residents can help their neighbors as the rules evolve, according to an announcement.

Immigration experts and city officials will attend the meeting, including Councilmen Carlos Romero and Ruben Abrica; Eric Cohen, director of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center; Albert Pardini, East Palo Alto police chief; Victoria Tinoco, Community Legal Services paralegal; and Brian Murphy, president of De Anza Community College.

The nonprofit organization Comité Latino will be recruiting volunteers to train as resource contacts who will provide ongoing accurate and updated information on immigration developments.

The meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m. at East Palo Alto Municipal Center, 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto.

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