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Families at Risk: The Central American Refugee Crisis
Sep 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm| $5.00
Families who migrate into the U.S. often face steep and complex obstacles, not the least of which is the lack of proper legal representation when faced with deportation. In 2015, the New York City Council announced the Unaccompanied Minors Initiative—a groundbreaking public-private partnership between the Council, Robin Hood Foundation, and the New York Community Trust to ensure that unaccompanied minors who make their way to New York City receive much needed help from qualified attorneys. But, is this enough? What more can the city do to protect this most vulnerable population? Hear from those working on this issue and those directly affected as they discuss what’s working, what isn’t, and what more needs to be done. Panelists include Lara Miranda-Gaffar, Staff Attorney for Make the Road New York, JoJo Annobil, former Director of the Immigration Law Unit, Legal Aid Society, and Lenni B. Benson (moderator), Professor of Law at New York Law School and founder of the Safe Passage Project.
Presented in partnership with Make the Road NY.