Immigration reform topic of Liberty Group meeting

SIDNEY — The Shelby County Liberty Group will host a Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the VFW Hall in Sidney. Featured speakers will be Joyce Mucci, Southern field representative for FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) and Jim Jordan, United States representative for the 4th District of Ohio. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Mucci has been with FAIR since 2007 as the southern district representative, helping to educate the public and media on immigration issues.

According to its website, “FAIR is a non-partisan, public interest organization of concerned Americans, united in the belief that our immigration policies and laws should again serve the nation’s future needs. This means better border management, lower levels of overall immigration, and a greater focus on highly skilled immigrants. Any person who resides in the United States but is not an United States citizen, is classified as an alien. Aliens who do not enter the United States through proper channels, or who overstay their visas, are in the country illegally. Therefore, those aliens who are in the United States unlawfully are correctly known as “illegal aliens.”

With the topic of United States immigration one of the foremost concerns of American citizens Mucci will strive to answer concerns about the cost of illegal immigration to the taxpayer with the economic impact to legal citizens. Topics such as the DACA myth and the effect on legal citizens and how it as illegal to begin with, sanctuary cities, zero-tolerance and family separation, serious crimes by illegal aliens, and how state laws allow illegal citizens access to many state-funded programs will be addressed by Mucci.

Mucci, with her knowledge and passion, will share various aspects of immigration.

Jordan will also speak at the event. Jordan is a leader in the conservative House Freedom Caucus, a former chairman of the group. He is on the House Judiciary Committee, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Chairman on the Subcommittee Health Care. Jordan recently announced his plan to run for the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He advocates his commitment to repeal Obamacare, reform the welfare system, and boost border security.

Jordan and his wife reside in Urbana.

The Liberty Group will also raffle off the painting donated by artist Myra Carpenter entitled “Rural Autumn.”

The Town Hall will be held at the VFW Hall, 2841 Wapakoneta Ave. and is free and open to the public.