BLOOMINGTON – Angela D. Adams, owner and managing attorney at Adams Immigration Law LLC, gave the keynote address at Ivy Tech’s Diversity Speaker Series event, “Breaking Immigration Barriers,” on Wednesday, Feb.19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Shreve Hall at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus. The event was free and open to the public.

Adams has practiced immigration law for more than 15 years and has worked with all types of immigration cases for universities, corporations, and individuals. She previously served as Associate General Counsel for immigration at Indiana University. She is past chapter chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Indiana Chapter, past president of the Board of the Immigrant Welcome Center and the Mexican Scholarship Fund in Indianapolis, a former consultant for the National Immigrant Forum in Washington, D.C., and has been recognized for her advocacy work in immigration, both locally and nationally.

The keynote was followed by a panel discussion featuring Joseph Fuschetto, Lillian Casillas, and Pete Lenzen. Fuschetto is second generation immigrant and attorney at Bunger & Robertson, where he practices immigration and business law. Casillas is the La Casa/Latino Cultural Center Director at Indiana University. Lenzen is board member for Bloomington Support Network who has lifelong experience coordinating refugee resettlement.

“Breaking Immigration Barriers” was hosted by Ivy Tech Bloomington’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. The college recently adopted strategic plan goal eight, Diversity, Equity, and Belonging in an effort to establish and sustain a culture of diversity among students and in the workplace.

Ivy Tech is located on the west side of Bloomington at 200 Daniels Way.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.