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Leutert Participates in Immigration Reform Panel

Feb 10, 2020 |

Stephanie Leutert, Director of the Central America/Mexico Policy Initiative at the Strauss Center, participated in a recent panel on the state of emigration from Central America and immigration reform. Panel members discussed the push and pull factors for migration, the smuggling industry surrounding this migration, and the current humanitarian crisis at the border.

The panel was presented by Cátedra Ernesto Cardenal, a UT initiative which sponsors an annual event highlighting Central America. Other panel members included Sister Norma Pimentel, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, and Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances and Development Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, a nonprofit that supports democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The panel was facilitated by Gordon Dee Smith, advisory council member of the UT Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies and the Benson Library.

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