TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Jim Jones, former chief justice of the Idaho Supreme Court, will speak at the Herrett Forum in early September.

Jones will be the forum’s first speaker of the new school year. The forum is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, with the theme “A Perspective on the World’s Huddled Masses.” According to information from the College of Southern Idaho,

Jones will explain why he believes the United States should keep its doors open to refugees and immigrants and why we have a responsibility to provide refuge to war victims and those who endanger their lives by helping U.S. troops. He argues that it’s in our national interest to welcome legal immigrants and to help them become productive citizens.

The Herrett Forum, presented at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the CSI campus, is a series of presentations held the second Tuesday of each month September through November and February through May. Doors for the event open at 7 p.m., and there is no charge to attend.