CLALS events intend to enrich understanding of Latin America and Latino communities in the U.S. Many are open to the public.
UNACCOMPANIED MINOR CHILDREN FROM CENTRAL AMERICA: CONTEXT, CAUSES, AND RESPONSES - PRESENTATION OF A REPORT BY THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO STUDIES
December 4, 2014
Join researchers from AU's Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) as we present findings from our study exploring the factors behind the migration of Central American children and families from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. This report is part of a Ford Foundation-supported initiative to inform advocates and practitioners working on behalf of these new arrivals, and will focus on three key topics:
- The unprecedented expansion in the number of youth and family border crossings in the context of long-term migration trends from the region;
- The country conditions ("push factors") driving the exodus of Central American minors and families; and
- The new arrivals' prospects for remaining in the U.S. in light of available forms of deportation relief as well as current policy and advocacy responses.
The presentation will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the Kay Spiritual Life Center's Basement Lounge. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latino Public Affairs Forum
January 15, 2015
Save the date for the first annual Latino Public Affairs Forum at American University. The event will take place on January 15, 2015 in the School of International Service Abramson Family Founders Room. More details will be forthcoming.