Press Release

Program on Immigration and Family Separation Set for July 17

July 02, 2018


Houstonians are invited to hear first-hand accounts and how they can take action

Houston, TX – The Rothko Chapel and Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative are partnering to host a non-partisan program about recent incidents at the United States border.  The program, “Immigration and Family Separation Crisis: A Call to Understand, Connect and Act,” is set for Tuesday, July 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Chapel. 

Topics which will be addressed that evening include the numerous reasons families are fleeing Central America, the separation of families at the U.S. border, and the issues surrounding family detention and the criminalization of refugees. 

Program attendees will hear first-hand accounts from experts in the field about what has been happening at the border and in Houston-area immigration detention centers and children’s shelters.  They will be informed about actions they can take on a local, state, and national level to add their voices to this issue.  Presenters include: Kate Vickery, Executive Director of Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, Anne Chandler, Executive Director of Tahirh Justice Center’s Houston office, Dalia Castillo-Granados, Director of the ABA’s Children’s Immigration Law Academy, and Lomi Kriel, reporter, Houston Chronicle who reports first-hand on immigrants and immigration issues.  Zenobia T. Lai, Legal Director of the Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance of Catholic Charities will serve as panel moderator.  

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