The ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) invites you to a webinar presentation. As advocates help youth navigate the legal immigration process, it is important to learn about the countries where children migrate from and the reasons for migration. This knowledge can also facilitate an advocate’s understanding of youths’ experience once arriving to the United States. Most children arriving unaccompanied migrate to the United States from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. This webinar explores the political and cultural context of each of these countries. CILA has invited a dynamic panel of speakers and experts to discuss the issues from a diverse range of perspectives. The webinar will cover topics including:
- Overview of political and cultural context in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
- Reasons for current migration of youth to the United States
- Issues regarding government corruption and impunity
- Context of social and economic exclusion of indigenous peoples
- Impacts of the political and cultural context on the experience of youth once in the United States
- Challenges of reintegration of youth into their communities and impacts on communities
October 1, 2021
- Michael E. Allison, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science, The University of Scranton
- Anna Aziza Grewe, MSW, Coordinator, Youth and Migration, Colectivo Vida Digna
- Stephanie L. Canizales, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California at Merced
- Suyapa Portillo Villeda, PhD, Associate Professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies, Pitzer College
- Austin Robles, Assistant Director for Central America, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
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