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Taking Mercy on the Stranger: A Presentation on Immigration Reform

This event can be viewed at this zoom link: https://stthom-edu.zoom.us/j/94546730224

An event dealing with immigration reform and titled “Immigration: Taking Mercy on the Stranger” will be held online and in person April 28, 2022, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in Cullen Hall on the campus of the University of St. Thomas-Houston. This presentation is part of UST’s Fratelli Tutti series highlighting good Samaritans of Houston who find ways in their work to heal the social fabric and reach across walls and boundaries to promote the common good. The event speaker will be Stan Marek, a community leader and president and CEO of the Marek Family of Companies. He also was recognized by UST with its Faithful Citizenship Award, which celebrates remarkable Houstonians for their extraordinary lives of faith.

Marek Offers an Insider’s View of Illegal Immigration

Stan Marek, speaker

In 2020, Marek co-authored a book, “Deconstructed: An Insider’s View of Illegal Immigration and the Building Trades.” The publication unravels relevant economic issues driving illegal immigration, looks at the human toll and outlines practical, comprehensive solutions.

Marek said, “Immigration is once again one of the most divisive issues in our country. We will be talking about real immigration issues that impact healthcare, education, law enforcement, and business. Our main purpose, through our Rational Middle platform, is to educate and empower voters on immigration issues. And we will offer a commonsense solution that seems to resonate with each side of the aisle.”

Getting to Know Marek

The Texas native and business leader regularly demonstrates his passion for workforce development, sustainability and immigration reform. Marek has championed a leading-edge workforce development program for his employees and has focused on Comprehensive Immigration Reform for the past three years. He is the co-founder of Texans for Sensible Immigration Policy and a member of the Greater Houston Partnership task force, Americans for Immigration Reform.

Loren Steffy, moderator

Event Moderator Is Award-winning Journalist

Serving as moderator during the April 28 talk will be Marek’s co-author, award-winning business journalist Loren Steffy. The former Houston Chronicle columnist is the executive producer for Rational Middle Media, a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly and managing director for the communications firm 30 Point Strategies.

The event on April 28 is free and open to the public.