For Immediate Release

Raksha, NetIP Atlanta to hold immigration town hall meeting


Monday, March 1, 2004, Atlanta -- Raksha and NetIP Atlanta will hold a town hall meeting on Saturday, March 6 at the Maharaja restaurant on Lavista Road to discuss the proposal put forth by President Bush in early January to grant temporary legal status to millions of undocumented workers.

The meeting will also discuss other immigration proposals currently making their way through Congress and how they might impact the South Asian community. The meeting will end with a discussion on what the émigré community can do politically in this election year.

"Raksha hopes the immigration panel will dispel myths that might mislead community members and provide a space where the community can get the right information about the latest immigration laws," said Raksha's Executive Director Aparna Bhattacharya.

"Immigration is a topic that either directly or indirectly affects many South Asians today," said Ashish Mistry, president, NetIP Atlanta. "We're happy to be working together with Raksha to bring such an event to our members and the members of the greater Atlanta community."

What: Immigration town hall meeting
When: Saturday, March 6
Time: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Maharaja Restaurant located at 3900 Lavista Road, Tucker. Tel. (770) 414-1010.

Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP) Atlanta is a not-for-profit organization that fosters the growth and development of professionals of South Asian descent through professional development, networking and community service channels. NetIP serves the greater Atlanta community through a variety of community partnerships and collaborations.

Raksha is a Georgia-based nonprofit support and referral network that promotes a stronger and healthier South Asian community through free and confidential direct services, education and advocacy.

For more information please visit NetIPAtlanta.org or Raksha.org.

####



Opening Doors to a Stronger and Healthier South Asian Community
Raksha, Inc.
P.O. Box 12337
Atlanta, Georgia 30355

Phone Number | 404.876.0670
Help Line | 404.842.0725
Fax Line | 404.876.4525
Web | www.raksha.org