This webinar addresses advocacy on behalf of unaccompanied children residing with sponsors and relatives across the United States as they await their immigration hearings. Panelists provide updates on where the children are living, their impact on local communities, and steps you can take to welcome them. Panelists also provide specific suggestions for local advocacy on behalf of young migrants seeking safety in our country – how to educate community members and how to persuade policymakers to ensure access to much-needed legal representation, education, healthcare, and other social services.
Held on: 9/26/14
Sarah Bronstein, Senior Attorney, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)
Ashley Feasley, Migration Policy Advisor, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Katie Kuennen, Assistant Director of Family Reunification, USCCB
Jen Riddle, Advocacy Attorney, CLINIC
Niloufar Khonsari, Immigration Attorney and Executive Director, Pangea Legal Services
Michelle Mendez, Senior Managing Attorney, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Washington, DC