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Forum of Migration Presents American Migration Policy and the Afghan Refuge Crisis

March 23, 2022
11:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.
St. Francis College
Founders Hall

There are over 68 million displaced people in the world and one of the most challenging problems the global community faces today is how to protect those who flee from violence and persecution.

C. Mario Russell, Esq, director of immigrant and refugee services at Catholic Charities of New York, joins the conversation about modern-day challenges, through the lens of our most recent migration crisis -- the emergency evacuation of tens of thousands of men, women, and children from Afghanistan to military camps in the United States, as they seek safe haven and protection from Taliban rule.

Russell directs the program and teaches human rights and asylum law at St. John's U. Law. Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services of New York has one of the largest immigrant assistance programs, which welcomes, supports, and helps to integrate America's newcomers.

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