The event was hosted by the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance of Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston, the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, and the South Texas College of Law Houston.
This session discussed how diverse communities have pivoted from pre-election work to coordinated responses to new challenges. Exploring “whole of community” responses to current threats and opportunities, it described the role of mainstream, immigrant-serving institutions in broad-ranging community responses to Trump administration initiatives. The conversation assessed what’s been working – and why – and how individual communities can develop their own strategies.
Moderator: Roberto Suro, Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and School of Policy, Planning and Development and Director of the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, University of Southern California
Kathy Doan, Executive Director, Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
Sarah Launius, Co-Founder and Anti-Deportation Team Leader, Keep Tucson Together
Apolonio Morales, Political Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights
Edwin Robinson, Managing Director, Faith in Texas
Jessica Shulruff Schneider, Director of Detention and Refugee Programs, Americans for Immigrant Justice