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Immigration topic of League of Women Voters forum

The laws regarding immigration and their impact on Nevada County will be the topic of a public forum presented by the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County on Saturday morning, May 11, at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main Street. Refreshments will be served at 9:30, and the program commences at 10 a.m.

Two attorneys who work exclusively with immigration law will lead the discussion. Sara Coppin is a local attorney who practices in Grass Valley and Cecily Clements is an attorney from the Bay Area. Citizens who are involved in the immigration process are encouraged to participate. Immigration is a vast subject, so there is much to be learned. The purpose of the forum is to inform members of the community so they will be better prepared to make a judgment when confronted with the ongoing political rhetoric.

Sara E. Coppin is a Northern California-based attorney with years of experience helping noncitizens navigate the complicated landscapes of federal immigration and California criminal law. Sara is a member of the State Bar of California, California Appellate Defense Counsel, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and many other professional associations and memberships.

Cecily E. Clements won her first case when she successfully immigrated her own husband to the United States through the consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Since then, she has helped individuals from all over the world reunite with their family members. Cecily is a member of the State Bar of California, The American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Immigration Project for the National Lawyers Guild and many other professional associations and memberships.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The LWV of Western Nevada County meets regularly on the second Saturday morning of most months at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. For more information, visit

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