CUNA webinars explore immigration orders' effect on CUs

January 6, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (1/7/15)--The effect of President Barack Obama's immigration executive order is wide-reaching, and it certainly touches the financial services industry.

Nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants nationwide could be affected by the order, which the president released in November. The order seeks deportation relief for undocumented families, among other changes to the current immigration system in the United States.

Credit union leaders can learn about the full effects of the change in immigration law during a free, two-hour webinar hosted by the Credit Union National Association starting next week.

On Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. (CT), the first webinar will feature an overview of what the order entails and an explanation of how credit unions can position themselves to serve new immigrants.

The second webinar, scheduled for Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. (CT), outlines the immediate financial needs of immigrants and explores best practices for serving this demographic.

The series of webinars is intended to help credit union leaders develop new strategies for growth, marketing and business campaigns, and products that are relevant to immigrants protected under the executive order.