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Latin American studies series begins March 13 with focus on immigration reform

March 6, 2013
VictoriaSeltun
Victoria Seltun

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Latin American Studies Spring Forum Series will open with a presentation by Eau Claire attorney Victoria Seltun March 13.

Seltun will present "A Broken Immigration System: Is Comprehensive Reform Possible? If so, What Might it Looks Like?" from 3-4 p.m. in the Ojibwe Room (330C) of Davies Center.

According to Dr. Gerardo Licon, assistant professor of Latin American studies at UW-Eau Claire, Seltun's campus presentation is significant because it relates to policy changes currently under way in the United States.

"Victoria Seltun is very knowledgeable on current immigration laws," Licon said. "Her presentation is timely in the context of renewed national efforts to reform U.S. immigration policies in a comprehensive manner."

Seltun, an attorney with Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci SC in Eau Claire, provides a broad range of legal services to employers seeking to hire foreign labor on either a temporary or permanent basis. She also assists individuals seeking to immigrate to the United States. Seltun volunteers for many local nonprofit organizations, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin and the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce.

The event is free and open to the public.

Two other presentations will be held as a part of the LAS Spring Forum Series. On April 8, a panel will discuss fair trade coffee collaborations between Central America and the upper Midwest. The April 22 presentation will feature Elizabeth Cuero Badillo, a Witness for Peace speaker, who will discuss privatization and free trade.

The LAS Spring Forum Series is sponsored by the Latin American Studies program and the Blugold Commitment.

For more information, contact Dr. Analisa DeGrave, associate professor of Spanish and director of the Latin American Studies program, at degrave@uwec.edu or 715-836-4546.

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