Nov 13 "From IDPs to Refugees: Forced Migration in El Salvador"

Human Rights Initiative Research SymposiumPresenter Spotlight: Patrick J. McNamara, Department of History
From IDPs to Refugees: Forced Migration in El Salvador                   

During the summer of 2018, reports spread rapidly across the United States about immigrant families separated at the border, children held in detention centers, and practices by Border Patrol preventing people from applying for asylum in the U.S. Many of these families came from Central America, including El Salvador. What were the precipitating factors leading families with children to decide that fleeing their homes and seeking safety in the U.S. was their best option? What events or policy decisions in El Salvador contributed to this mass exodus? History Professor Patrick McNamara is seeking to answer these questions with his HRI-funded research project, “From IDP’s to Refugees: Forced Migration in El Salvador. Join us at Professor McNamara’s presentation during the HRI Symposium to learn how El Salvador’s failure to protect their internally displaced people and recent U.S. policy decisions have combined to spur families to cross borders seeking refuge.

HRI Symposium Details:
November 13 | 2:00-4:00 pm, reception following
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

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