Dispelling Myths: Real Stories of Immigration and Detention

The Social Justice Associates from South Church, invite you to attend an online panel discussion focusing on the lives of immigrants, including asylum-seekers, who have been detained at our borders and throughout our country, including at Strafford County jail. The webinar is  on  June 10, 2020   7-8:30 pm.  Register in advance for this webinar:https://bit.ly/RealStoriesofImmigrationandDetention.   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Raquiba Huq, an attorney with the Immigration Representation Project and Legal Services of New Jersey will share her perspective on the American immigration system and on the plight of her clients awaiting trials.  Maggie Fogarty of the Dover Friends Meeting House will discuss what is happening in our local community and Bienfait PolePole, a former detainee who has been granted asylum to live in New Hampshire, will recount his experience.  Robson Gomes was recently released from Strafford County jail and will share his story.  Jim Verschueren of South Church, Portsmouth will moderate.

Together, the panel will conclude by looking forward to forging a more humane immigration system, at the local and the national level. We will discuss actions each of us can take towards that goal.