First Friday Coffee & Case Discussion Series - South East Asian Claims
Friday, March 5, 2021 9:00 AM

Designed for new and existing volunteer attorneys, this discussion series provides space to connect with other attorneys handling cases with similar topical issues.  The Advocates staff will guide informal discussions related to the topic of the day and share timely information with group participants.  This is an opportunity to revisit cases that have been stuck in the procedural backlog, brainstorm creative legal arguments and identify potential solutions to case challenges.

The next First Friday Coffee & Case Discussion will take place on Friday, March 5.  Staff Attorney John Bruning will be joined by Kerry McGuire, staff attorney at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, for a conversation about protection claims for Southeast Asian refugees, including Karen refugees from Burma/Myanmar and Hmong refugees from Laos. We will also discuss the history of Southeast Asian migration to the U.S., challenges in the U.S. leading to deportation proceedings, and the current political situation in the region, particularly the coup in Burma and the Biden Administration’s efforts to deport Southeast Asian refugees.

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