Cristosal Presents ‘No Person is Illegal: Understanding the Central American Refugee Crisis’ – (Register by July 8)
Seminar dates: September 8-15, 2018
Registration deadline: July 8, 2018
Level 1 Seminar: Participants should have basic familiarity with El Salvador and/or human rights.
“Human beings can be beautiful or more beautiful, they can be fat or skinny, they can be right or wrong, but illegal? How can a human being be illegal?” – Elie Wiesel
In El Salvador, participants from North and Central America will examine the Central American refugee crisis, immigration policy throughout the Americas, and the international frameworks for protecting migrants. What social structures contribute to forced migration and displacement in El Salvador, especially for the most affected social groups? What are potential responses to this crisis? How can immigration policy be improved to uphold the rights of migrants and meet international human rights standards?
What to expect:
Use a human rights framework to understand the rights of migrants and refugees
Study how immigration policy in Central and North America impacts refugees in an increasingly connected world
Analyze the root causes of forced migration and internal displacement in Central America, with emphasis on specific populations in situations of vulnerability
Develop strategies to respond to the refugee crisis and support the rights of migrant populations