ISNA is a working group of diverse community stakeholders and immigrant service providers operating together to coordinate efforts, increase public awareness, and inform policy, in order to better serve the immigrant community.
This is a summary of the information presented during the Special Information Session on "Unaccompanied Alien Children: A humanitarian crisis at our border" held on July 31, 2014, during which guest speakers provided updated information on the situation of and future projections for the flow of Unaccompanied Alien Children at the South Texas border. The original panel was moderated by Angela-Jo Touza-Medina, M.A., LL.M., ISNA Chair, and featured speakers were:
Amy Thompson, Immigration Policy Analyst, UT School of Social Work
Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Circle of Health International
Jonathan Ryan, Esq., Executive Director, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
Alexandra Minnaar, Attorney, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
Sara Ramirez, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Central Texas
A video of this event can be viewed at: