Community event tackles immigration rhetoric

ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR)--- The event titled, Immigrant Fear-Mongering in the Rockford Community brought together people in the area to discuss immigration rhetoric.

With a panel consisted of Mexican and Muslim immigrants as well as immigration advocate and lawyer, different immigration topics were discussed.

The panelists took the opportunity to address and clarify what they call common misconceptions. People of the audience were able to gain insight and clarity to any questions they might have had.

Immigration advocate, Linda Zuba also discussed her work with migrants at the border. Zuba will be leaving to Tijuana to continue assisting migrants.

"We'll be doing 'know your rights' consultations with them, we will help actually walk them through the port of entry, we're going to be documenting any kind of human rights violations that could be taking place," details Zuba.