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Beyond the Border: Urban Responses to Influx of Migrants

June 28, 2024 9:00 AM

Beyond the Border: Urban Responses to Influx of Migrants

This session will feature an engaging dialogue on the influx of migrants to the U.S. and the political, economic, and social responses that have ensued. For decades, the U.S. has been a beacon for immigrants seeking safety and opportunity. However, the recent migration of tens of thousands of asylum seekers, refugees, and internally displaced persons has strained already scarce resources and fueled anti-immigrant sentiment. This panel will delve into the causes, challenges, and future of the current crisis, offering insights from leaders actively seeking critical solutions on the ground at this pivotal time.

Speakers:

Sister Norma Pimentel

Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

Domingo Garcia

National President, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Maribel Hernández Rivera

Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Border and Immigration, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Carlos Eduardo Espina

Nonprofit Director, Activist, and Lawyer