Asylum request for immigrant families
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – This Friday, October 22, the Evergreen Recreation Center hosted a community forum.
The purpose of this event was to welcome immigrants to Kansas.
Yeni Telles, who works for the Sunflower Community Action organization, says events like these are essential in continuing to build a strong relationship with the immigrant and minority community here in Wichita.
This week, city leaders got to hear the stories, ideas and issues that the immigrant community often faces when migrating to the United States. Mayor Brandon Whipple and City Council member Lacey Cruse attended the forum to show their support for this community. As the number of migrants increases in Kansas and Wichita, the goal now is to ensure that the city has enough resources and support to provide these families.
“As we grow up we can definitely work on things, so it’s a great conversation that we want to have. It was the first one, but we definitely want to have more like these, ”Telles said.
Such hopes to schedule more of these events in the coming months and aims to see more of the community at these forums.