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Immigration Topic of Forum

Written by on March 22, 2019

A forum next Wednesday will focus on the importance of non-citizens to Park County’s economy.

Wyoming Rising-Northwest, a citizens group that focuses on societal issues, is hosting a free presentation on March 27th at 7 p.m. at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center that they hope will start a conversation about the role non-citizens play in the economic well-being of Park County.

According to a news release, the organization says that many businesses around the country depend on an international labor force to fill jobs not sought or coveted by American workers. These positions can be seasonal or year-round. And they say Park County relies on many of these non-citizen workers to support tourism, agriculture, food service, and other industries.

The program will feature speakers form the local hospitality industry, farm and ranch enterprises, and more. Wyoming State Representative David Northrup will also share his own experiences with these issues.

Wyoming Rising is co-sponsoring the program with the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.

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