A Spanish-language town hall meeting on immigration reform is scheduled Wednesday Oct. 9 in Coachella, according to staff for District 56 Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez.
Local Univision affiliate KVER and the Coachella Valley Unified School District's after-school program will host a panel discussion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bobby Duke Middle School, 85-358 Bagdad Ave., according to Pérez' staff.
The panel includes Pérez; Nativo Lopez, a labor and immigrant rights advocate who heads the Mexican American Political Association and Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana; Nora Milner, an immigration attorney in Palm Desert and San Diego; and Joseph Villela, director of policy and advocacy at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles, according to Pérez' staff.
The panel, moderated by KVER news director Enrique Chiabra, will discuss the status of immigration and answer questions.
The 56th Assembly District includes Blythe, Brawley, Bermuda Dunes, Calexico, Calipatria, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial, Indio, Mecca, Oasis, North Shore, Salton Sea, Thermal, Thousand Palms, and Westmorland.