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Adelante! Explores Immigration Issues

October 5, 2011

A government document urging law enforcement representatives to adopt a new approach to immigration will be explored on Milwaukee Public Television's ADELANTE! on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Immigration Attorney Joseph Rivas will talk about the effects of a memo released in July that calls "prosecutorial discretion" in deportation cases. John Morton, an official with Homeland Security Customs Enforcement, is the author of the message.

He wrote that "there are certain classes of individuals that warrant particular care," such as the elderly and the disabled, according to program host Patricia Gomez. She noted that the document relies on current law and does not involve new legislation.

The program also will look at Canto de las Americas and how it honors the heritage of Latino culture, along with La Casa de Esperanza's 45th anniversary. Other topics to be covered in October include an exhibit of pictures of the Peruvian Andes, Fiesta Waukesha, Milwaukee's "Take Root" program, and more.

¡Adelante! is a weekly, locally produced series celebrating the rich heritage of Latino people. The program airs in Spanish with subtitles in English. Program segments originally taped in English are captioned in Spanish.

Programs air Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. on MPTV HD 10.1 and MPTV 36.2 and repeat Wednesdays at 12:30 a.m. and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. on MPTV 36.1.

Contact: Kay Tierney 414-297-7512,

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