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The Child Migrant: Children Crossing Borders

  • Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge 1000 W. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, Illinois 60626 (map)

10am-12pm McCormick Lounge at Coffey Hall

The purpose of this panel is to discuss the conditions contributing to the migration of unaccompanied minors and families, and the experiences they are facing when apprehended at the border. 

Lauren Heidbrink, MA/MS, Ph.D.Assistant Professor at National Louis University

Sonia Nazario, MA Pulitzer prize winning journalist, Enrique's Journey

Rev. Peter Neeley, S.J.Director of Educational Programs, Kino Border Initiative 

Peter Sanchez, Ph.D.Professor & Graduate Program Director at Loyola University Chicago 

 

2:30pm-4:30pm McCormick Lounge at Coffey Hall

The purpose of this panel is to discuss the current and proposed policies and practices responding to the surge of undocumented children, as well as the risks and challenges these children face by the US government’s current response.  The question, “What can, and what should we do?” will be addressed.

Lisa Koop JD.Associate Director of Legal Services as the National Immigrant Justice Center

 Sonia Nazario, MA Pulitzer prize winning journalist, Enrique's Journey

Maria Woltjen, J.D.Director, The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights at the University of Chicago

Bradley C. Stolbach, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago