This workshop will examine the increase in migration and individuals and families seeking asylum from the Northern Triangle of Central America. Speakers will discuss the root causes and influence of U.S. security policy in Central America and Mexico. They will also present the abuses migrants and asylum seekers face in their journey for protection, particularly in Mexico, and the role of the U.S. in exporting militarized border enforcement policies. Finally, they will discuss how the United States should work to address protection needs at our own border and throughout the region.
Mary Campbell, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Alaide Vilchis Ibarra, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Claudia Lucero, Chicago Religious Leadership Network; Daniella Burgi-Palomino, Latin America Working Group. With support from Alianza Americas.