“It’s a hotter issue than it ever has been before, all the presidential candidates are talking about it,” says Helen Krieble, a Colorado woman with a plan to solve the nation’s immigration trauma profiled in this Westword feature, “No candidate can step out in front of an audience without answering questions about immigration.”
But, unfortunately says Krieble, presidential candidates don’t really talk about immigration as much as they fight over it and use it to divide rather than doing the hard work to find a solution.
“It’s finger pointing rather than solution oriented so it’s time that ordinary people step up, if they like this plan let's step up and push the politicians and say ‘look, doing nothing is not acceptable anymore, the American people want an answer and here is one,’ why don’t they start talking about a solution, we need a lot of voices saying this instead of yelling and blaming.”
Voices from people of all backgrounds, Krieble said.
Krieble will be speaking at the Americas Executive Forum Breakfast hosted by the Chamber of the Americas at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1450 Glenarm Place, on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. If tickets are still available at the door, the cost will be $50.
-- Luke Turf
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