After Obama fixes health care, pulls out of Iraq, defeats the Taliban, ends the recession, reforms financial regulation, eliminates steroids from baseball, rejuvenates public education, eradicates racism, saves the newspapers, kills all the pythons, humbles Kanye, persuades LeBron to join Dwyane in Miami, and fixes the broken regulator in my passenger-side car window, he might get around to immigration reform.
Until then, Immigrants List, a bipartisan political action committee, will continue to raise awareness of the 12 million people living illegally in the United States, a mission it will continue this Wednesday by screening the Academy Award-nominated film The Visitor at 7 p.m. at the Colony Theatre. Set during the emotional aftermath of September 11, 2001, The Visitor follows an American college professor who discovers a young immigrant couple squatting in an apartment he owns. The fictional film raises many questions about the legal status of immigrants without tritely resolving any of them, so naturally there will be a panel discussion afterward led by Miami immigration attorney Ira Kurzban. The event is a fundraiser for Immigrants List, so theres a suggested donation of $50.
Wed., Sept. 30, 7 p.m., 2009