The Immigration Crisis

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Chapel, Lewis Family Religious Life Complex

After the El Paso Shooting, Temple Beth Am’s Social Justice Speaker Series presents...

The Immigration Crisis:
What’s Happening in the Detention Centers and in the Courts

Wednesday, September 11th, 7:00 pm

The United States has long offered a promise of opportunity and safety to arriving immigrants. The Southern Poverty Law Center works to ensure that our country safeguards that promise, and to ensure that immigrants are treated fairly, equally, and with dignity. Unfortunately, the SPLC’s work in the immigration courts and detention centers has revealed systemic abuses. The SPLC is fighting against federal and local law enforcement abuse of immigrants and those perceived to be immigrants.

We welcome Paul Chavez, senior supervising attorney for SPLC’s Immigrant Justice Project, who will help frame the immigration issue by explaining the history of migration and discussing the reasons for migration from South America. He will discuss SB168, a lawsuit SPLC has filed against the state of Florida. He also will talk about family separations and how SPLC is trying to get the answer to “where are the kids now?”, and how we can help our community to know their rights.

Join Rabbi Rachel Greengrass in conversation with our special guest to learn more about this complicated topic and the work that is being done to pursue justice for immigrants.

This event is free and open to the community. RSVP to Janice Baisman, 786.364.9445,

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