This past Wednesday, IASC director and attorney Michael Doyle spoke to local community members at the Park Street Branch of the Hartford Public Library about their immigration concerns. This outreach effort is part of an expanded outreach program through the public library that gives legal assistance to local residents. Doyle will be at the branch Wednesday mornings starting on December 21st through the month of January. You can go to the Park Street Branch’s website for more information, here. IASC is dedicated to connecting with and reaching out to as many people in need as possible during this time and will continue to seek out opportunities for community engagement.
Monthly Archives: December 2016
As part of the Residential Education Program at Connecticut College, IASC Director, Michael Doyle, Esq., was invited to attend an open forum with faculty, staff, and students about immigration concerns in the wake of the 2016 national election. Among the topics discussed were the possible termination of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, what it means to have a “sanctuary” campus or city, and what schools, communities, and individuals can do to prepare for unwanted changes in law and policy. While much still remains uncertain, Doyle stressed that now more than ever it is important for us to support one another and make sure that everyone feels welcome and included within our communities and schools. It gives us hope that Connecticut College is showing such support to its students, faculty, and staff during this time. We want to express our thanks to Reverend Claudia Highbaugh, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, for inviting us and helping to organize the event.