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YAKIMA, WA - If you or someone you know needs legal advice in particular with immigration, you might want to read this.

Yakima Valley Libraries have a program that offers free legal advice to everyone and anyone. This Sunday, the Yakima Central Library will host its "Lawyers in the Library" program, and this month's topic is immigration.

The program has lawyers come to the library and answer as many people's questions as possible. The workshop is open to everyone and starts at 1 p.m. and goes until 3 p.m.

The person behind the program told us why immigration is an important topic to cover.

"It is a need in our community because we are a farming community, we do have a lot of immigrants," said Matt Kendall, Librarian for the Yakima Central Library. "It is topical and even if you're doing everything the right way it's still complicated and you need as much help as you can get."

Kendall says the program started back in 2016 because oftentimes library employees were asked if they can help with legal forms and other questions. With the program in place, they now feel like everyone's needs are now being met.

The topic changes every month, and each time they bring in a lawyer who focuses on that one topic.

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