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7:00pm [7:00pm] ROCLA PRESENTS Special Guest Speaker Daniella Burgi-Palomino
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ROCLA PRESENTS Special Guest Speaker Daniella Burgi-Palomino Senior Associate, Latin America Working Group Washington, DC Migration, Human Rights and Impunity in Mexico and Central America: U.S. Responses under the Trump Administration Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 PM Downtown Presbyterian Church* 121 North Fitzhugh St. Rochester For information: Dr. Arnold Matlin, ahmatlingvcp@igc.org (585) 768-6277 The Administration’s harsh anti-immigrant and anti-refugee policies have been made abundantly clear, and they represent a direct attack on our Latin American neighbors, both here and in their home countries. Militarizing the border, criminalizing asylum seekers, and severely restricting refugee admissions directly impacts border communities and migrants from Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries of Central America. The future longer-term impacts of deporting families and individuals from the United States to a region that is already struggling with poverty, violence, and impunity isn’t even being considered. At the same time, the Trump Administration’s policy toward the region is still in flux--what is clear is the lack of focus on human rights and the threat of a return to a counterproductive drug war strategy that could exacerbate the already existing situation of human rights violations and impunity in Mexico and Central America. Ms. Burgi-Palomino will explain the impacts of the Administration’s anti-immigrant and anti-refugee policies on migrants and refugees from Mexico and Central America, discuss the human rights crisis on the ground in these countries and illuminate the threats of U.S. foreign policies to the region. *The church is accessible to the handicapped and looped for those with hearing impairments.

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