Shadow Summit

The US Response to Central American Refugees

September 20, 2016
8:30AM – 11:00AM
Center for Migration Studies
307 East 60th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022

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Shadow Summit: The US Response to Central American Refugees

Event Date and Time September 20, 2016 8:30 am
Event Ends September 20, 2016 11:00 am
Venue Center For Migration Studies, East 60th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY, United States
Event Sponsors
  • Alianza Americas
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS)
  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • Latin America Working Group (LAWG)
  • Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC)

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The United States and other nations hosted a leaders summit on September 20th to discuss the world refugee crisis and how nations can increase their commitments to refugee protection worldwide.

Before the September 20th summit, experts, academics and civil society met for a shadow summit from 8:30am to 11:00am at the Center for Migration Studies of New York (307 East 60th Street, 6th Floor, New York).

The event looked at the U.S. record in its own backyard, specifically the policy response to unaccompanied children and families fleeing violence in the Northern Triangle of Central America. Speakers graded U.S. policies from a humanitarian perspective, examining push factors, protection needs, and the impact of enforcement and deterrence strategies.

For more information, contact Kevin Appleby at kappleby@cmsny.org or Kerri Talbot at ktalbot@veng-group.com. This event was open to media, with press conference/panel from 10:30am to 11:00am.