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Presentation to Focus on Proposed Change to U.S. Immigration Law

October 2, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, an immigration lawyer, will offer a public presentation on a newly proposed change in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy that would make it harder for people to get legal status in the United States. She explores the implications of this proposal on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. EDT. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

LOCATION CHANGE: This event will be held in the Rose Room of the Dominican Life Center, on the Campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1277 E. Siena Heights Drive in Adrian, Michigan. 

The proposed rule would redefine the concept of a “public charge,” which can disqualify people obtaining legal status. Public charges are immigrants who are or are considered likely to be financially dependent on benefits from the U.S. government. Currently, “public charge” grounds apply only to immigrants who receive or are considered likely to receive cash assistance benefits, such as social security. The new proposal expands the “public charge” grounds to non-monetary benefits, such as food stamps, housing assistance, or Medicaid benefits.  

Once the proposal is formally published in the Federal Register, the public will have 60 days to submit their comments for or against the proposal. 

Learn more about the proposal and its implications for U.S. immigrants and submit comments as soon as possible. Those who cannot attend in person can watch Sister Attracta’s presentation via live stream on the Adrian Dominican Sisters website, www.adriandominicans.org/LiveStream.aspx.


Take the Time for Creative Writing

September 29, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, a certified Amherst Writers and Artists leader, offers two opportunities this season to gather with others and develop your writing skills.

Taking my Time for Creative Writing takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018. The workshop allows participants the time to develop their writing as an artistic expression, a means of communication with family and friends, and a source of healing for the inner life.

Waiting for the Muse as We Write, offered from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018, inspires participants to begin a steady commitment to the art of writing, whether the muse calls to you at the moment or not.

Both workshops are designed for writers who are beginning or experienced. The cost of $50 for each session includes lunch. Registration is required.

To register, visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


 

 

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