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The Migrant Caravan: Why are People Seeking Refuge and What Lies Ahead

  • 1732 Longworth House Office Building (map)

Please join Representative Raúl M. Grijalva for a special briefing:

“The Migrant Caravan: Why are People Seeking Refuge and What Lies Ahead?”

Co-sponsored by: Oxfam America, and Washington Office on Latin America

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Honorary Co-Host: Representative Jim McGovern

November 27th, 2018

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

1732 Longworth House Office Building

Violence, threats, rampant corruption, and food insecurity prompted by climate change are among the factors driving migration from and within Central American countries. In recent weeks, thousands of people seeking refuge, including many families and women with children, left Central America and began to make their way through Mexico towards the United States. This briefing will cover the root causes of Central America migration, Mexico’s response to this large flow of people, and what lies ahead at the U.S. border where many Central Americans are already waiting in Mexican border towns for a chance to request asylum in the U.S in the face of the Trump Administration’s efforts to severely limit asylum protections.

Opening & Welcoming Remarks: Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Proposed Speakers:

Vicki Gass, Senior Policy Advisor, Central America, representing Oxfam America

Maureen Meyer, Director for Mexico and Migrant Rights, representing the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)

 

(Additional speakers may be added.)