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Philanthropy Massachusetts (Formerly Associated Grant Makers)

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Asylum Seeking, Refugee Status & Deportation: Debunking Myths and Misinformation

A Lenny Zakim Fund Bridge Builder Breakfast

This country has long welcomed those who are persecuted and oppressed in their home countries and offered them asylum. But what does that really mean?

What is it like to be an asylum seeker?

How do you apply for asylum?

How long does the asylum process take?

What if you don’t speak English?

Can you still apply for asylum even if you are in the United States undocumented?

Are asylum seekers also refugees?

What's going on at the migrant detention centers?

If you aren't sure about the answers to these questions, and want to know more, please join us on Wednesday, July 24th from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM for breakfast and learning.

Come and learn the process of asylum seeking. Understand the complexity of asylum and granting legal status from those who have experienced the broken system and work with those hoping to gain legal status. Hear the stories of local leaders, including asylees themselves, and be informed about what's happening in our community.

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Anita Sharma, Executive Director of PAIR Project (Polical Asylum/Immigration Representation Project)

Wilson Taty, Refugee Immigration Ministry client

Sarath Suong, Executive Director of PrSYM (Providence Youth Student Movement)

Moderator: Westy Egmont, former Associate Professor of Macro Practice, Global Practice Director, Immigrant Integration Lab.





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