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Join Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) USA to recognize World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 18, at 2:00 p.m. ET for an online dialogue on asylum.

Those who are fleeing violence in search of safety are being turned away at our borders. Even in a pandemic, we can both protect public health and continue to welcome asylum seekers.

Join JRS/USA as experts discuss the current situation on the U.S./Mexico border, the impact of US policies on asylum seekers in Mexico and what we can do to ensure our system of asylum stays intact even during a global pandemic.

Speakers include:

  • 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)


Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity