How to Open Borders and Defeat Deportations
Start: Saturday, September 23, 2017•10:00 AM
Hear from experts. Learn how you can fight anti-immigrant policies.
Around the world, record numbers of people have been displaced by conflict and oppression. Anti-immigrant sentiment has fueled closed-borders policies. In the U.S., immigrant communities are under attack while the government further militarizes the border. The Trump administration is eliminating the DACA program, and it is uncertain whether a durable legislative solution for DACA beneficiaries will emerge. Yet public support for immigrants is also growing, and the public is more engaged with immigration policy than ever. Public opinion on immigration is fiercely divided, blocking legislative solutions.
In this volatile environment, what is the way forward for immigration policy? Can DACA be saved or replaced? What can you do to defend immigrant communities right now?
Learn from experts in immigration law, advocacy, and community organizing.
Join guided small-group workshops to learn how you can fight for immigrants.
Jazmin Delgado, New Sanctuary Movement: Community organizing
Domenic Powell, Penn Law School: Communications and policy
Juliette Gomez, Law Office of Juliette E. Gomez: Immigration law
Erika Nunez, Juntos: Art and activism
Benjamin Miller, South Philly Barbacoa: Food activism