Broken Down: The Humanitarian and Refugee Crisis at Our Southern Border

Monday, April 15th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101
Apr 15
Monday, April 15th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101

Please join the Columbia Law School Immigrants' Rights Clinic for a conversation with Al Otro Lado's Director of Border Rights Project Nicole Ramos. She will discuss the humanitarian crisis currently taking place on our southern border and how Al Otro Lado is fighting for the rights of refugees. Chipotle will be served!

Nicole Ramos is the Director of the Border Rights Project of Al Otro Lado, a binational legal services organization with offices in Los Angeles and Tijuana, Mexico. The project provides legal orientation and know-your-rights training to migrants in Tijuana, Mexico who wish to present themselves to U.S. authorities in order to seek asylum. The Border Rights Project conducts daily human rights monitoring at the port-of-entry, and engages in broader legislative, media, and legal advocacy efforts to challenge systemic human rights violations committed by state actors, including three class action lawsuits, Al Otro Lado v. Nielsen, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump, and Innovation Law Lab v. Nielsen.  Since the arrival of the Central American Exodus in November, Al Otro Lado has served over 2,500 asylum seekers in Tijuana.

This Event is Cosponsored by SIRR, LaLSA, NSLS, the Office of International Programs, SPIN, SJI, and the Law, Rights & Religion Project and is funded in part by Student Senate with funds from the Student Activity Fee.

Contact Info: 
Patricia Rojas-Castro, [email protected]