National Immigrant Integration Conference

At the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Detroit, Michigan, the book was discussed as part of a special session on October 21 before a packed room of participants. Accompanying Charles on the Panel were Petra Falcon, from Promise Arizona, who spoke of her experience in Arizona with the implementation of the 1986 law, and Anna Marie Gallagher, who is now with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), an organization affiliated with the Catholic Church, which was spawned from the IRCA implementation work. She spoke of her experience as a young attorney whose Central American clients suddenly had a path to legal status thanks to IRCA’s legalization program. The program was moderated by Nancy Flores with the National Partnership of New Americans, organizers of the conference. Walmart provided books to attendees of the special session.

At the same conference, Wells Fargo hosted a reception and book signing for the author.