The Yakima Immigrant Response Network will have an immigration accompaniment training Thursday.

The training, which is free and open to the public, will teach attendees how to accompany people at risk of immigration detention to their U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services appointments and civil courthouse matters.

Danielle Surkatty, YIRN’s project manager, said that accompaniment helps support those navigating the process while holding immigration and courthouse personnel accountable.

The training will take place Thursday, at the Unitarian Universalist Church’s fellowship hall, 25 N. Second St. in Yakima. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the training starting at 6:30 p.m.

Spanish translation and snacks will be available.

To get to the hall, attendees can park on Second Street, enter from the south side of the building and go down the stairs, or park in the lot off Third Street and enter from the east side of the building.

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