Immigrant rights workshop set for Thursday

“Know Your Rights” is title of event

Attorneys and staff from the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle will host a workshop at Aberdeen High School on Thursday night called “Know Your Rights.”

The session will address the logistics of immigration status in the U.S. and, generally, what rights immigrants have to protect themselves from deportation. The event is targeted at the Grays Harbor Community as a whole, and is not just for those in the immigrant community.

Aberdeen School District’s Migrant Family Service Worker Sandra Ledesma said it would be a chance for everyone interested in understanding and helping immigrants rights to learn more.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is a non-profit that advocates for social justice in defending and advancing immigrant rights in the state, with dozens of attorneys and legal advocates stationed throughout Washington to assist the immigrant community however needed.

The event is sponsored by Aberdeen School District’s Migrant and EL Parent Advisory Committee and will be held in the high school commons at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in learning more can contact Ledesma or Aberdeen El Parent Advisory Committee Coordinator Nani Villarreal.