Multicultural Coalition hosts immigration simulation event

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Hoping to educate people on the immigration and naturalization process, the Multicultural Coalition is hosting an immigration simulation event Saturday.

Multicultural Coalition's immigration coalition event takes place Saturday, 6-9 p.m.

The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island.

"We're going to honor citizens and help people learn about the immigration process," Director Aubrey Lutz of the Multicultural Coalition said.

People attending the event will be able to partake in an immigration assimilation activity in which they will adopt an identity of a client of the Multicultural Coalition and try to go through the naturalization process.

"It's really important to educate on the immigration process, it's very complicated," Lutz said. "People think they understand it but once you get in the middle of it, it's a messy situation."

In 2019 the Multicultural Coalition saw 49 people naturalized, a number it hopes can eventually double 2018's number.

There will also be a silent auction at the event as well as Hall County Election Commissioner Tracy Overstreet on sight to register new citizens to vote.