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Past Event

Immigration Policies under COVID-19

Immigration has been a hot-button issue for much of the past four years, but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, major new restrictions on migration—legal and otherwise—came into force.

Attorney Tammy Sumontha will discuss policy changes and their impacts on immigrants and their families. Sumontha, born and raised in Thailand, now practices law in San Diego, focusing on immigrants and U.S. immigration law. She has received several awards for her work, including the Judge Judith Keep Award and the Outstanding Community Service Award. She is the first Thai-born lawyer to be nominated and awarded those honors.

Join us for a free program discussing immigration policies and what has changed in this time of global pandemic.


This is a free online-only program; register to receive a link to the live-stream video

We welcome donations made during the registration process; these help support the production of our online programming during these uncertain times

Main photo by Dimitri Karastelev

August 13, 2020

United States

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Tammy Sumontha, Esq.

The Law Offices of Tammy Sumontha; Founder, Thai Lao Lingo; Board Governor, Thai American Bar Association; U.S. Regional Board Director, CWSL Alumni Association

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Michelle Meow

Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," TV and Radio; Member, The Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-Host

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John Zipperer

Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host


noon–1 p.m. (Pacific Time) program