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Immigration attorney to speak at Manchester University campuses

Laura PontiusImmigration is one of the most debated topics in the United States today. While the immigration system is incredibly complex, much of the rhetoric about it oversimplifies the issues involved. 

Immigration attorney Laura Pontius will speak at Manchester University campuses March 25 and 26 to offer participants a base knowledge of the immigration system, updates about recent changes and information for those who wish to develop a more informed perspective. 

Pontius has handled immigration cases in northern Indiana for individuals, families, businesses and nonprofit organizations. In her role with the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, she provides “Know Your Rights” legal sessions for the region’s immigrant community, as well as legal educational seminars for the non-immigrant community.

She will speak at 6 p.m., Monday, March 25 at the Fort Wayne campus, 10627 Diebold Road, and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 in the Jo Young Switzer Center on East Street at the North Manchester campus.

Both presentations are free, and the public is welcome.

She will offer context to the current debate about immigration, moving beyond the debate that seems to favor the loudest voices.

The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic (https://www.nclegalclinic.org/) in 2019 is celebrating 25 years of service to northern Indiana.

In her immigration practice, Pontius has represented individual clients and corporations from more than 20 countries. She is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association.

She graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law, with honors, and earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Religious Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington.

About Manchester University

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., is home to the world's oldest undergraduate peace studies program. It offers more than 70 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu . 

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Organizer of the presentations is Ahmed Abdelmageed, assistant dean of Student, Alumni and Community Engagement at the Fort Wayne campus. Contact Dr. Abdelmageed

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March 2019