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Asylum Under Attack: How New Regulations Threaten LA-Based Asylum Seekers & How to Take Urgent Action

11:00am PDT
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Learn how newly proposed regulations threaten asylum as we know it, why protecting asylum is at the heart of the Jewish experience, and why doing so is central to addressing systemic racism and inequities in this historic moment. We will hear directly from an asylum seeker who is currently navigating the system, members of the LA Jewish community who are helping to support him, and a HIAS legal expert. We will discuss how we can all take urgent action to protect this critical program.


Rachel Zoghlin
National Pro Bono Technical Legal Advisor at HIAS
Darwin Ramos
Honduran Asylum Seeker and Environmental Movement Olancho Activist
Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen
Professor of Rabbinic Literature, American Jewish University; Rabbi in Residence, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action; and Co-Chair, Board of Directors, CLUE (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice)
Andrea Hodos
Associate Director, NewGround: a Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change
Wallie Mason
Attorney at Law, Mason Immigration Law Office Director; and Transnational Immigration Alliance (TIA)
Hector Hernandez
Senior Legal Assistant & Translator, Mason Immigration Law