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Civil Discourse Series: Asylum in America

6525 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
United States


RSVP is required, free of charge. Register here.

Each year, thousands of people leave their homes and seek asylum in the United States. Join us for a discussion on the United States’ approach to asylum and the laws that govern this process.

Panelists will explore questions like: What does it means to seek asylum? Who is eligible for this status and why? What standards for asylum applicants are currently in place? Are our asylum laws working in the most effective and efficient ways? Do our asylum laws need to be changed or revised?

This panel will be moderated by Jenny Manrique, Multimedia Reporter for Al Dia and The Dallas Morning News. Panelists will be:

  • Elizabeth Cassidy, Director of International Law and Policy, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
  • Laura Collins, Director, Bush Institute - SMU Economic Growth Initiative, George W. Bush Presidential Center
  • Bill Holston, Executive Director, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc.

The Civil Discourse Series presents multiple sides of a thought-provoking topic through respectful discussion. For each event, the Museum will convene a panel of subject matter experts to represent their unique perspectives on an issue related to human and civil rights.

Hosted by the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance, with presenting sponsors the Dallas Morning News.

Community Partners: HIAS, Catholic Diocese of Dallas, International Rescue Committee in Dallas, Refugee Services of Texas, Inc., SMU Human Rights Program, Unity of Dallas