Central American Child Migrants in Nassau County
More than 110,000 children from Central America crossed the U.S. border in 2014-2015 and were apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Once processed, the children were transferred to the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and were resettled in Nassau County. This three-part event aims to help the Hofstra community understand the forces that produced this humanitarian crisis, as well as its legal and social consequences.
• Benjamin Bratter is a private immigration attorney with offices on Long Island and in Manhattan, whose practice has been handling Central American immigration cases for over 10 years. He will talk about the landmark 2015 agreement between New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the Hempstead Union Free School District, to ensure equal educational opportunities for students regardless of immigration status.
• Rahsmia Zatar, executive director of the NGO STRONG Youth, an anti-gang organization based in Uniondale, and a Hofstra alumna, presents on the numerous challenges related to youth and gang violence prevention and intervention in Long Island.
• Anjela Jenkins, attorney for The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, provides an overview of the Office of Refugee Resettlement system and the role of the child advocate.
Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center.
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Times: Roundtable, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Discussion Sessions, 1-2 p.m.
Workshop, 2:55-4:20 p.m.
Location: Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center
This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Hempstead, NY 11549
Contact:Hofstra Cultural Center
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