In July 2018, scholars, researchers, community organizers, service providers, local officials, leaders of faith communities, immigrant advocates, and others gathered together for a three-day event on how diverse groups in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana are working together to meet the needs of immigrant communities. This event examined “whole of community” responses to welcoming, integrating, and protecting immigrants, lift up models and best practices, and provide opportunities for further community-focused collaborations. It also helped participants identify and bolster their legal support, research, and capacity needs in addressing these issues.
This video features Session III: National and Regional Responses to Changing Policies
Moderator: Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies
- Jeanne Atkinson, Executive Director, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
- Melissa Bertolo, Certified Welcoming Manager, Welcoming America
- Jessica Garcia, Deputy Political Director, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
- Robert Warren, Senior Visiting Fellow, Center for Migration Studies