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Community Program: The Border, Asylum, and How to Get Involved

Concerned about ongoing events at America’s southern border? Looking for ways you can learn more about the asylum process and how to volunteer locally through Jewish Social Services? Jewish Congregations for Social Justice is pleased to sponsor a program that will offer eyewitness information, observations, and advice. Please join us at Temple Beth El on Wednesday, December 11, 7:00–8:30 pm, for this event.

In late September, Carrie Fox-Kline, the Immigration Legal Services and Quality Assurance Director at Jewish Social Services, traveled from Madison to El Paso, Texas, to provide immigration legal aid to asylum seekers and other immigrants facing our immigration detention and court system. During her week there, she worked in conjunction with the HIAS Border and Asylum Network and their local partner, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center. As part of an emergency response program in both El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, she focused on ensuring that asylum seekers received much-needed legal representation.

Carrie is eager to share this recent experience with our community, along with her long-term view of immigration and refugee issues, based on many years working with HIAS in Pennsylvania, first as their Immigrant Youth Know Your Rights Manager and then as Director of Refugee Programming and Planning. Learning more about her work in the newly reconstituted immigration legal services program at JSS will give the community a valuable perspective on both local and national efforts.

We look forward to seeing you at this important program.

January 19, 2020 22 Tevet 5780