Inhumane Immigration Practices Require Transformative Solutions Now

Hear from Four Organizations Advocating for Reception of People Seeking Asylum

November 27, 2023
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November 27, 2023

Inhumane practices. Open-air detention sites. Family separations. Long term community support needs. The entire country is contending with a system ill-equipped to welcome large asylum-seeking populations with dignity.

With critical needs at our border, immigration experts are providing tangible solutions, including increased Port of Entry infrastructure and a compassionate asylum system that keeps families together and safe during processing and as they navigate their immigration cases beyond the border.

Speakers from four non-governmental organizations serving and advocating for those seeking safety at the border, Al Otro Lado, The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights, the National Immigrant Justice Center and the Women’s Refugee Commission will discuss how local and federal governments can adapt their reception of migrants.


The virtual media only information session provides an opportunity to hear from the group about solutions that can be implemented now and ask questions of their own.

Media attendees are encouraged to pre-submit questions for our experts to discuss. RSVPs are required.

A recording of the event will also be provided to attendees once completed for review or inclusion in broadcast stories, as applicable.  

To RSVP or submit questions, please contact [email protected] by 1 p.m. PT on Monday, November 27. Simultaneous translation in Spanish will be available. Please let us know if you need this service in your RSVP.


When:                         Tuesday, November 28
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT


Where:                       Zoom (RSVP required)
Confirmed attendees will be emailed Zoom link/passcode the morning of Nov. 28


-        Melina Roche, #WelcomewithDignity Campaign Manager

-        Azadeh Erfani, National Immigrant Justice Center

-        Chelsea Sachau, The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

-        Erika Pinheiro, Executive Director of Al Otro Lado

-        Katharina Obser, Director, Migrants Rights and Justice, Women’s Refugee Commission


Media Contact/RSVP:                        

Molly Pincherli, J. Walcher Communications

619-295-7140, [email protected]




The #WelcomeWithDignity Campaign for asylum rights is composed of more than 100 organizations committed to transforming the way the United States receives and protects people forced to flee their homes to ensure they are treated humanely and fairly. To learn more and join our campaign visit:

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Elyssa Pachico
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