Advocating for Immigrants at the Border and Beyond

Over the past decade, crises at the border have increasingly been used by pundits and politicians to stoke anti-immigrant sentiment and advance anti-immigrant policies. Yet every day thousands of migrants–many escaping violence, poverty, and conflict–are making the life threatening journey to the U.S. In 2021, Border Patrol reported more than 1.6 million encounters with migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. These encounters typically result in the expulsion or detention of individuals and families. But what happens to those that remain and those that are deported? What kind of humanitarian and legal relief is available to newly-arrived migrants? How are those communities building power over the long term? Join this session to learn how advocates are working to provide relief, build power, and reunite families at the border and beyond.

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 -
2:45pm to 4:00pm CDT