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What It Takes to Migrate

    Join us for a free online presentation and facilitated discussion:

    Thursday, September 22, 7:00-8:30 PM

    Co-sponsored by the West Linn Alliance and the West Linn Public Library

    Not every refugee fleeing violence in Central America gains asylum in the U.S. The work of several U.S. attorneys involved in providing legal support to asylum seekers is documented in a new film, Las Abogadas: Attorneys on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis(West Coast premiere is at the Portland Film Festival this October.) Learn firsthand from the attorneys and the film’s producer about one migrant family’s quest for safety. Discussion follows.

    About the speakers

    Rebecca Eichler has 20+ years of experience practicing immigration law in the Washington DC area, providing disaster legal aid around the world, and working with clients seeking protection under U.S. and international law. She now lives and works in Mexico as a human rights advocate, advising deportees from the U.S., migrants in transit, and asylum seekers at the U.S. border. Her work is documented in the film.

    Careen Shannon, executive producer of the filmis an attorney, writer, and former law professor who has focused on U.S. immigration law and policy for nearly 30 years.

    Laura Seltzer-Dunn, social impact producer for the film, has produced many stories about migration, the plight of refugees, and their efforts to resettle. She is an award-winning PBS documentary and educational filmmaker.

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