U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., is slated to host a town hall meeting on Dec. 20 discussing one of the year’s most hot button issues: immigration.
The immigration debate became a central force in the 2016 election as Republican President-elect Donald Trump made building a wall and deporting undocumented immigrants a focal point of his candidacy. Amodei served as Trump’s Nevada state chairman during the campaign. “Immigration reform and border security are complex, emotional debates, with passionate opinions on all sides,” Amodei said in a statement. “Like many people across Nevada and our country, I agree that our current immigration system needs reform.” Amodei has said multiple times the immigration system needs overhauled, but has stopped short of calling it a “pathway” to either citizenship or legal status. “This Immigration Town Hall will serve as an opportunity for Nevadans to have an honest discussion about the critical issues facing our nation as we prepare to inaugurate a new president in January,” he said. “I plan to provide an update on post-election discussions in the House Republican Conference, and to address the anxieties created by several national media outlets after this year’s election. I strongly encourage those with an interest in this issue to attend.”
The town hall is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Room C1.