National Immigrant Conference Held In Music City

Posted at 10:16 PM, Dec 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-11 23:53:58-05

Hundreds gathered for the annual National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) at the Omni hotel in downtown Nashville.

Organizers said this was the first time that the conference was held in the south.

The three-day conference has more than 40 workshops people can attend which cover several topics ranging from best ways to access health care to discussions on what to expect from President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

"It's really the first time that the Immigrant Rights Movement has been together since the election, and likely the last time we'll all be together before the inauguration, so it's really just deep strategy conversation about everything related to their lives and well-being on immigrant families," Stephanie Teatro said.

Teatro is the Co-executive director of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refuge Rights Coalition. The coalition co-sponsored the conference with the NIIC.

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