Sofia Ayala Perel
The Rights of Asylum Seekers: East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
While the conditions in Central America produce caravans and others seeking safety, the rights of asylum seekers are continuously under attack. Come learn about the roots of the problem—why people are fleeing, the mental health consequences and the difficult yet lifesaving process of seeking asylum.
This presentation will highlight the role the U.S. government has played over the past decades in creating the so-called border crisis and will debunk the Trump administration’s attacks on asylum law. Founded in 1982 in response to civil wars and genocide in Central America, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant has been a leader in the sanctuary movement, providing yearly legal protection, advocacy, support and family reunification to thousands of refugees and undocumented immigrants.
Michael Smith, Director, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant’s Affirmative Asylum Program.
Kaveena Sighn, Managing Attorney, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
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