Mobilizing Coherent Community Responses to Changing Immigration Policies | In Houston: Mobilizing in the Defense of the Immigrant Community
July 7, 2017
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 panel discussed the formation and work of the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative. It discussed Houston’s “whole of community” approach to immigration services, how the community has organized to defend the rights of immigrants, and the engagement and mobilization of a diverse group of stakeholders, including legal services providers, the funding community, the City of Houston immigrant advocates, and social services organizations.
Moderator: Kate Vickery, Executive Director, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative
Alissa Gomez, Executive Director, Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Meghna Goswami, Program Officer, Houston Endowment
Andrea Guttin, Legal Director, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative
Irfana Hussain, Director of Outreach, Daya
Mary Moreno, Communications Director, Texas Organizing Project
Alex Triantaphyllis, Director of Immigration & Economic Opportunity, BakerRipley (formerly Neighborhood Centers Inc.)