World Refugee Day 2020: Welcome and Protect

This event was hosted by Jesuit Refugee Service USA (JRS USA) on June 18, 2020.

The global pandemic calls us to both welcome and protect one another. As the virus has traveled across borders, it has shown us how interdependent we are, and that we cannot live as nations, races, or people independent of one another – we are in this together. But new and existing policies in the United States deny asylum seekers both welcome and protection, putting those who have been forcibly displaced in danger.

Ahead of World Refugee Day JRS held a webinar for experts to discuss the current situation on the U.S.-Mexico Border, the impact of these policies on asylum seekers in Mexico, and what we can do to ensure our system of asylum stays intact even during a global pandemic.