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The Humanitarian Crisis at the Border and Beyond

A hallmark of President Trump's tenure has been the demonization of immigrants and asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border. Earlier this year, partly in response to a caravan of refugees hoping to seek asylum in the United States, President Trump declared a National Emergency. Before that, he effectively shut down lawful avenues for asylum for bona fide refugees.


Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), Border Rights Project Director at Al Otro Lado, Nicole Ramos, and associate director of BU Law's Immigrants' Rights and Human Trafficking Program, Sarah Sherman-Stokes, in a discussion moderated by the Boston Globe's Maria Cramer, will reflect on the realities of migrants and refugees at our Southern border, including the erosion of their legal and human rights, and the true immigration crisis unfolding under this Administration. 


Moderator:
Maria Cramer, Boston Globe


Panelists:
Congressman Joe Kennedy III
Nicole Ramos, Border Rights Project Director of Al Otro Lado
Professor Sarah Sherman-Stokes


Hosted by BU Law's Immigrants' Rights & Human Trafficking Program, BU School of Social Work, and the Latin American Law Student Association.