NJ Governor Jon Corzine's
Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Immigrant Policy
was appointed to New Jersey Governor Corzine's Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel
on Immigrant Policy. The Advisory Panel will consist of 27 members. The
Governor appointed 18 public members from various arenas. There will be
two legislatives members, one each from the African-American and Latino
legislative caucuses. There will be seven Commissioners or their designees
who will serve as ex-officio members.
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Governor's Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel
on Immigrant Policy to hold Second Public Hearing
TRENTON, NJ –On Tuesday, March 11th, the Governor's Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Immigrant Policy (Immigrant Policy Panel) will hold its second public hearing on issues confronting New Jersey's immigrant population.
The public hearing will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Bridgeton Senior High School, Auditorium, 111 North West Avenue, Bridgeton.
Members of the public are invited to register to testify on issues including work force, labor and economic development; state and local government; social services, as well as education, by calling at (609) 826-5107 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
On - site registrations will be also received the day of the hearing. Written testimony can be e - mailed to the above electronic address or sent via Fax: (609) 984-4747 ; Mail: Department of the Public Advocate, Attn. Clarisa Romero-Cruz, P.O. Box 851, Trenton, NJ 08625-0851
Given the location of the public hearing, deep in the heart of southern New Jersey farm country, the Immigrant Policy Panel expects to hear public testimony about issues relating to migrant/farm workers – including work place rights, issues confronting day laborers working from muster zones , and English as a Second Language Training for workers.
Also, the panel will hear expert testimony from Keith Talbot, a senior attorney at NJ Legal Services for their Workers Legal Rights Project and Farmworker Rights Project, and from Louis Marino, Senior Manager-Director for the Center for Human Services (CHS) in New Jersey.
Keith Talbot has been representing farmworkers and low wage workers for over 20 years, and has been counsel on federal, state and appellate cases concerning farmworker and low wage worker issues of wages, working conditions, labor camp housing, and unemployment benefits.
Louis Marino leads the Diabetes Disparities Project for Latinos, African American and migrant farmworkers in the State of New Jersey, and has also been the project director of the Section 304 Rehabilitation Vocational Program for disabled migrant and seasonal farmworkers for seven years.
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