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Janna Farley,

August 30, 2021

A recording of this forum can be found on our YouTube page. 

Una grabación de este foro se puede encontrar en nuestra página de YouTube.

Since taking office in January, the Biden Administration has made numerous changes to United States immigration policy.

From prioritizing certain noncitizens for enforcement and deprioritizing others to removing obstacles to receiving asylum and abolishing the Trump Administration’s strict public charge rules, there’s a lot of new information immigrants need to understand. On top of that, several recent judicial decisions also have affected how immigration laws are being implemented.

The ACLU of Wyoming is hosting a virtual forum to help demystify the recent immigration policy changes next week. Rosie Read, staff attorney with the ACLU of Wyoming Immigrants’ Rights Project, will update attendees on the current state of immigration law and policy and how these changes affect Wyoming’s immigrant community.

“Immigration issues have been at the forefront of our national dialogue for the last several years, and there have been a lot of changes recently,” Read said. “Regardless of your immigration status, you have guaranteed rights under the Constitution. Our communities shouldn’t live in fear because of what they don’t know. Knowledge is power.”


The Virtual Immigration Forum will be presented in both English and Spanish, and there will be plenty of time for Q&A. The ACLU of Wyoming also has Spanish resources available on its website at

About the ACLU of Wyoming

The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of Wyoming is part of a three-state chapter that also includes North Dakota and South Dakota. The team in Wyoming is supported by staff in those states.

The ACLU believes freedoms of press, speech, assembly and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people.  In addition, the ACLU seeks to advance constitutional protections for groups traditionally denied their rights, including people of color, women and LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit communities. The ACLU of Wyoming carries out its work through selective litigation, lobbying at the state and local level, and through public education and awareness of what the Bill of Rights means for the people of Wyoming.