The global pandemic calls us to both welcome and protect one another. As the virus has traveled across borders, it has shown us how interdependent we are, and that we cannot live as nations, races, or people independent of one another – we are in this together. But new and existing policies in the United States deny asylum seekers both welcome and protection, putting those who have been forcibly displaced in danger.
Ahead of World Refugee Day join Jesuit Refugee Service/USA on Thursday, June 18 at 2PM ET, as experts discuss the current situation on the U.S.-Mexico border, the impact of these policies on asylum seekers in Mexico, and what we can do to ensure our system of asylum stays intact even during a global pandemic.
- Yael Schacher, Senior U.S. Advocate, Refugees International
- Patricia Hernandez Lopez, Country Director, JRS Mexico
- Joanna Williams, Director of Education and Advocacy, Kino Border Initiative
- Giulia McPherson, JRS/USA, Director of Advocacy and Operations (Moderator)
Learn more about U.S. asylum policy and how it impacts on the lives of those seeking refuge in the new report, Stranded: the Impact of US Policy on Asylum Seekers.