Mobilizing Coherent Community Responses to Changing Immigration Policies | “Beyond the Wall”: Special Screening and Community Discussion of Documentary Film

Mobilizing Coherent Community Responses to Changing Immigration Policies | “Beyond the Wall”: Special Screening and Community Discussion of Documentary Film

From June 7-9, 2017, scholars, researchers, community organizers, service providers, elected officials, leaders of faith communities, immigrant advocates, and others, joined together for a 3-day conference on how diverse communities are working together to protect, empower and meet the needs of immigrants and refugees in an era of heightened uncertainty. The conference examined “whole of community” responses to protecting and empowering immigrants and offered models and best practices for moving forward amidst numerous challenges.

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 featured a special screening of The Texas Tribune’s short documentary, “Beyond the Wall” which puts viewers into the shoes of undocumented immigrants, border patrol agents and a borderland rancher to explore the state’s most pressing immigration issues. It is part of the Tribune’s yearlong Bordering on Insecurity project. Following the screening, the Tribune’s Jay Root moderated an expert panel discussion exploring the issues and solutions.

Moderator: Jay Root, Reporter, The Texas Tribune

Chief Art Acevedo, Houston Police Department

Julián Aguilar, Reporter, The Texas Tribune

Sarah Howell, Social Worker, Las Americas Newcomer School

Stan Marek, President and CEO, Marek Construction

Karla Quetzalli Perez, Board Member, United We Dream

More information at http://cmsny.org/event/2017-due-process-conference/