FARMINGTON — Immigration issues have recently taken center stage in public discourse. As part of its effort to expand respectful public dialogue and participate in this national conversation, the University of Maine Farmington has organized a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in room C-23 in the Roberts Learning Center, 224 Main St.

This free open discussion will join UMF faculty, students and community members in examining immigration from varied perspectives. Topics will focus on changes in immigration policy, DACA, changes in federal support for refugees, and their impact on our immigrant/refugee communities and Maine as a whole given the contributions that these communities have been making to our aging state.

Panel members include: Fowsia Musse, Maine Community Immigration; Fatuma Hussein, Immigration Resource Center of Maine; Mufalso Chitaro, Maine Immigration Rights Coalition; and Julia A. Brown, Immigration Legal Advocacy Project.

This event is sponsored by the UMF International and Global Studies Program and the Office of Global Education. More information on this and other events can be found at

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