Latino Alumni Network Panel Discussion

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Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center

11402 Bellflower Road

Cleveland, OH 44106

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Join us for a critical discussion on defending immigrant communities.

Hosted by the Latino Alumni Network Case Western Reserve University, you are invited to learn about the challenges facing immigrant youth and families in Northeast Ohio and across the country, and what you can do to support immigrant members of your community.

Featured speakers:

Veronica Dahlberg, Executive Director, HOLA Ohio

Professor John Flores, Climo Junior Professor of History, CWRU College of Arts and Sciences

Fatima Rahman, DACA Recipient and Student Activist, CWRU Class of 2021

Our panel of experts will explain from various perspectives the challenges facing Latino immigrant communities, propose solutions, and suggest actions attendees can take to make a difference. Ms. Dahlberg will provide insight as a nationally recognized advocate for the Northeast Ohio Latinx immigrant community. Professor Flores will present a historical context for understanding the causes of migration and the criminalization of immigrants. Ms. Rahman will share first-hand knowledge as a DACA-recipient, activist, and CWRU undergraduate student.

With support from the Social Justice Institute of CWRU, we invite you to be part of the conversation and learn how you can work within your sphere of influence to support immigrant communities.

Refreshments will be served.


On September 5, 2017, the current administration announced its decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving nearly 800,000 DACA recipients uncertain of what their future would hold.

The administration set March 5, 2018 as the deadline by which Congress would pass a legislative solution to prevent Dreamers from being at risk of deportation. However, recent Federal court victories have countered the administration's decision, challenging the termination of the program and allowing DACA recipients to submit renewal applications, for the time being.

Nevertheless, the fact remains, until Congress reaches a legislative solution, Dreamers and their U.S. citizen families are left with daunting uncertainty about their ability to lead secure lives within their communities.

While these young people face an uncertain future, over 10 million more undocumented immigrants continue to work and contribute to our communities while living in fear of deportation, with no protection from the increasingly inhumane detention and deportation practices of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE)


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11402 Bellflower Road

Cleveland, OH 44106

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