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Free virtual event takes place March 16 at noon

North Central Michigan College will host an international lecture on the realities of the U.S. immigration system.  Rev. Wayne Dziekan will use his field experience as an immigration advocate and his work on Catholic social doctrine to share insight on common questions related to this complex subject.  The free lecture will be held via Zoom at 12 p.m. on March 16.  Pregistration is required at

“Why don’t the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. without legal status bother to get papers?  What are some real solutions to unauthorized immigration?  These are some of the most misunderstood questions concerning the topic of immigration in the U.S.,” Dziekan said.

Ordained since 1994, Dziekan is a Roman Catholic priest with the Diocese of Gaylord and a member of the Hispanic Ministry of the Diocese in Traverse City.  He has been an immigration advocate for most of his ordained life, becoming passionate about the immigration dynamics he was witnessing in Northern Michigan and nationwide.  Dziekan has co-led several immersion trips to the U.S.-Mexico border and visited many countries in Latin America.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord.  North Central’s mission is to provide exceptional, accessible, relevant higher education of and for the community.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College with a designation of Veteran Friendly Silver by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

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Megan Van Horn
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