Free webinar offers information on immigration law

Published 10:58 pm Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Pike County Extension Office is the local host for a webinar on the state’s new immigration law this is being sponsored by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System

The webinar will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at the Pike County Extension Office at 306 South Three Notch Street in Troy.

Grant Lyons, Pike County Extension coordinator, said the public will be able to view the immigration webinar on a large screen television at the Extension office.

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“This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the immigration law to find our more detailed information,” Lyons said. “It will also be resourceful for business owners, supervisors and our local farmers.

“The new immigration law affects a variety of different groups in supervisory capacities, including human resource directors.”

The webinar will be conducted by Thomas Eden, a labor law expert with Capell & Howard law firm.

“Mr. Eden will talk about the things that can and cannot be done under the new immigration law,” Lyons said. “It is important that farmers and others who employ immigrants understand their roles and responsibilities in complying with the new law.”

The law contains provisions with stiff fines and penalties so it is very important for those who employ immigrants to understand the law and how it applies to them, Lyons said.

The webinar will also have information on the E-Verify enrollment process and Form 1-9 Supervisor Training and Tips.

The webinar will originate at the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s headquarters in Auburn. The technology will allow the sponsoring agencies to reach many of the people most impacted by the new law.

The webinar may also be watched on home or office computers by going to Participants may connect at any time but will not see content until about 9:45 a.m. on Friday. No audio will be heard until the program begins at 10 a.m.

Lyons said the webinar will be archived so that those who are not able to view it live will be able to view it at a later time. The archive location is and will be available shortly after the live presentation concludes.

For more information, contact Lyons at 334-566-0985.