TONIGHT: Live town hall on Immigration in America on Bay News 9 and News 13

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 9:47 AM EDT

The issue of immigration is much like a tunnel which has no end. It continues on and on, taking new turns with each new legislative action and election.

To help narrow down the issues and help bring the topic into focus, Spectrum Networks has produced a new documentary, "Immigration in America." As its companion, Bay News 9 and News 13 are collaboratively producing a LIVE town hall event to follow the documentary when it airs Wednesday, May 24.

Immigration in America: Town Hall will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday on Bay News 9 and News 13. It will be broadcast in front of a live audience from the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland.

As part of the event, we have invited a group of panelist to help discuss the topic and the issues it presents from several different angles.

Kenneth Parker, executive director of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association

In addition to his responsibilities with FSGA, Kenneth Parker oversees the Florida Strawberry Patent Service Corp. and the Florida Strawberry Research and Education Foundation. He's also responsible for focusing on every part of the industry, including the migrant workforce and how it operates.

Alison Foley, Foley Immigration Law attorney

Alison Foley began her career in immigration law because she wanted to fight injustice and a broken system. She attended Roger Williams University School of Law. Her credentials include working with Progreso Latino and serving as the legal director of an immigration program at Catholic School Services. She continues to be politically active and volunteers for several local programs.

Lourdes Villanueva, Redland's Christian Migrant Association

Lourdes Villanueva works with Redland's Christian Migrant Association. The organization seeks to bring education and technology to child and adult migrants. Areas in which they focus include literacy, primary and secondary education. There are more than 75 centers in 20 Florida counties.

As panelists, Parker, Foley and Villanueva will take questions from town hall host Veronica Cintron, as well as audience members, video questions and social media questions.

If you would like to submit a question, post it on Twitter using the hashtag #ImmigrationFL. Questions can range on immigration topics.