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Border Expert Panel: Current Realities Require Humane Policies

  • HVC-201 AB, Capitol Visitor Center (map)

Wednesday, June 26,2019
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Location: HVC-201 AB

As Congress debates current refugee and asylum needs at the border, the American Civil Liberties Union and Southern Border Communities Coalition, in coordination with Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, invite you to RSVP for an upcoming expert panel on the need for humane border policies and practices that reject DHS’s cruel and counterproductive “solutions”.

This briefing will provide an update from legal and policy experts across the Texas border. Panelists will address current border realities, identify challenges, and propose real solutions that contrast with DHS’s false narrative about border security. Topics will include Border Patrol custody conditions, the Remain in Mexico (MPP) program, and local communities’ humanitarian responses to the increase in border arrivals. 

Speakers include:

Moderator – Jennifer Johnson, Border Policy Advisor, Southern Border Communities Coalition.

Panelist – Rochelle Garza, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Texas.

Panelist – Astrid Dominguez, Director, ACLU Border Rights Center.

Panelist – Shaw Drake, Policy Counsel, ACLU Border Rights Center.

Panelist – Christina Patiño Houle, Network Weaver, Equal Voice Network.

RSVP Link: https://forms.gle/2kwPh8CX6dyRwWCw9