Eight months into the Biden presidency, little has improved for immigrant children and families seeking safety in the United States. The border remains closed to families based on a discredited public health order leading to further family separation. Access to asylum remains out of reach for many. The treatment of Haitian asylum seekers by Border Patrol agents shocks the conscience and brings the racism and anti-Blackness permeating our immigration system into stark relief. Instead of making good on its promise to end the detention of those seeking safety, the Biden administration has announced the reopening of Berks detention center to house immigrant women. Most notably, thousands of unaccompanied children remain in precarious conditions at emergency facilities with no plans in place for closing them down.
This webinar will bring together advocates on the front lines of the fight for immigrant children and families who are seeking meaningful changes in policy and practice. Our speakers include advocates working at the border and those advocating for policy change.