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Immigration Town Hall: President Biden’s First 30 Days

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Global Refuge Staff

February 19, 2021

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Join Global Refuge, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and the League of United Latin American Citizens for a townhall, during which we will break down the actions of the Biden administration thus far, what they mean, and what still needs to come. Our panel of experts will discuss the implications of recent policy decisions and explore other immigration priorities that President Biden has not yet addressed. Along the way, we’ll share how you can get involved in the creation of a safer, more humane, and more equitable immigration system.

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Meet the Panelists

Moderator: Antonio Tijerino

Antonio Tijerino is president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a national nonprofit focused on education, workforce, leadership and culture.

Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

Aaron Reichlin-Melnick is Policy Counsel at the American Immigration Council, where he works primarily on immigration court issues and the intersection of immigration law and policy.

Sindy Benavides

Sindy Marisol Benavides is Chief Executive Officer for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country.

Jeremy Robbins

Jeremy Robbins is the Executive Director of New American Economy, a bipartisan coalition of more than 500 CEOs and mayors making the economic case for immigration reform.

Krish O’Mara Vignarajah

Krish O’Mara Vignarajah is the President & CEO of Global Refuge. She was nine months old when her family escaped civil war in Sri Lanka and built a life in Maryland.

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