A recording of the webinar (held on September 26, 2014) and the accompanying slides are available on CLINIC’s website here. 

The webinar addresses advocacy on behalf of unaccompanied children residing with sponsors and relatives across the United States as they await their immigration hearings. Panelists  provide updates on where the children are living, their impact on local communities, and steps you can take to welcome them. Panelists also provide specific suggestions for local advocacy on behalf of young migrants seeking safety in our country – how to educate community members and how to persuade policymakers to ensure access to much-needed legal representation, education, healthcare, and other social services.


Webinar: Advocating to Protect Unaccompanied Children in Your Community


Sarah Bronstein, Senior Attorney, Catholic Legal  Immigration Network (CLINIC)

Ashley Feasley, Migration Policy Advisor, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Katie Kuennen, Assistant Director of Family Reunification, USCCB

Jen Riddle, Advocacy Attorney, CLINIC

Niloufar Khonsari, Immigration Attorney and Executive Director, Pangea Legal Services 

Michelle Mendez, Senior Managing Attorney, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Washington, DC