Special Event: A discussion on a more humane approach to the border

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***Registration is now closed. If you are seeing this message after 5pm and would still like to join, please email Maria Coronado at mcoronado@aclu-nm.org.***

The United States should be a beacon of hope for people seeking freedom, safety, and protection from persecution. Everyone – including immigrants – deserves due process.

During his campaign, President Biden promised to reverse Trump’s cruel asylum policies and to adopt a fairer and more humane approach. And while he has taken some steps to do that, he has not done enough. Earlier this year, the Biden administration elected to extend Title 42 -- a Trump-era policy that exploits a global pandemic to allow the summary expulsion of asylum seekers, denying them any opportunity to make their case for staying in the country before an immigration judge.

Join us Tuesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. for a special event featuring speakers from the ACLU and partners who will discuss critical issues facing immigrants, including Title 42, and how we can chart a more humane path forward. Speakers will include:

  • Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director, ACLU Immigrant Rights’ Project and lead counsel on the ACLU’s family separation suit
  • Nayomi Valdez, ACLU-NM Policy Director
  • Zoila Alvarez Hernandez, ACLU-NM Immigrant Rights Staff Attorney
  • Imelda Maynard, Immigration Attorney
  • Nayeli Saenz, Assistance Manager - Immigrant Advocacy Center and Refugee Shelter

We will also have time at the end of the event for questions and answers with our speakers. This special online event is free and open to all who register.

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