Immigration issues headline I-RISE meeting    

COURTESY PHOTO . Elizabeth Goss

NEWBURYPORT – Boston-based immigration attorney Elizabeth Goss will recommend actions citizens can take on immigration issues at both the state and federal level at the Indivisible-RISE Newburyport monthly meeting, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18. The event at Central Congregational Church, at the corner of Pleasant and Titcomb Streets, is free and open to the public. Goss will offer a historical perspective on immigration in this country from the 1800s until now, explaining the events that led to the present situation and what is happening now.

Goss, of Goss Associates, Boston, is nationally recognized for her expertise in representing professors, scientists and artists under the extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher and national interest waiver immigrant visa categories. She also has experience representing multinational corporations and entrepreneurial ventures on immigration matters.

Also speaking at the I-RISE event are Cabell Eames, advocacy director for Goss Associates and former campaign manager for Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Bob Massie, and Neesha Swarez, immigration liaison from the office of U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton.

In addition, the I-RISE Legislative Watch Team will update attendees on their work to keep track of local legislators’ sponsorship of, and positions on, current bills in the State House.

I-RISE holds two weekly drop-in action hours that aim to boost voter engagement at the national level, Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 4 to 5 p.m. at Commune Café, 33 Pleasant St. The goal is to help people become politically active, even with limited time to commit.

For more information, visit Indivisible-RISE Newburyport and Indivisible online or email indivisible.rise.newburyport@gmail.com.