Asylum and Family Reunification
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:00 PM

Wednesday, June 28
12pm - 1 pm

Dorsey & Whitney
50 South Sixth Street
Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498

FREE with lunch provided

Every year thousands of people who suffer persecution flee their home countries o seek refuge in the United States. After surviving untold horrors, these people have no choice but to leave everything behind: their homes, their jobs, their communities and even their families. 

This unique CLE will share one of these stories through a special screening of the short award-winning documentary “Refugee” about a West African woman who made the biggest sacrifice of all when she boarded a plane for the US in 2003, leaving her 5 children behind. Despite the trauma of her past, a life-threatening illness, and the harsh realities of life in the South Bronx, Aicha perseveres, driven solely by the desire to provide her children with a better future and to be reunited with them once again.

Following the film, The Advocates for Human Rights will present an overview on the legal process of family reunification for refugees. 

Presenter: Sarah Brenes, Director, Refugee and Immigrant Program, The Advocates for Human Rights

1 standard CLE credit applied for

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