“U.S. Immigration – The Basics” is a 50-minute overview of U.S. Immigration history, laws, and system. Whether you’re working with refugees, immigrants, the unauthorized, or you’re a curious citizen and want to understand U.S. Immigration – this webinar is for you.
Do you ever wonder how the U.S. immigrant population has changed over time? Are you curious about the history and consequences of our shared border with Mexico? Do you know how U.S. policy has affected our immigration situation today? This fact-based presentation describes the history of U.S. immigration, our current laws and procedures, and the national immigration questions we face today.
Joining the webinar will be Episcopal Migration Ministries staff members and Rushad Thomas, The Episcopal Church’s Immigration and Refugee Policy Advisor.
The presentation part of the event will conclude at 2pm Eastern Time. Audience members are welcome to stay on the line until 2:30pm for an extended question-and-answer time.
The webinar presenter:
Alyson Ball is a member of EMM's Partners in Welcome community, and graciously offered to share a virtual version of the U.S. Immigration presentation she has presented widely. Alyson holds a BA from Cornell, an MBA from Wharton, and is a resident of Charlottesville, Virginia and Green Valley, Arizona. Alyson volunteers for a variety of nonprofits and has worked with refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrant detainees. Alyson has studied U.S. immigration for over three years and has created this presentation to inform the general public about the complexities of U.S. immigration.