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Mexico´s Humanitarian Crisis: The "Remain in Mexico" Policy and Beyond

Friday, November 8, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Join us for an update on asylum and refugee statuses in Mexico and the impact of the Department of Homeland Security’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. Since the policy took effect, more than 42,000 asylum seekers have been sent back to Mexico to wait until their court cases in the U.S. are heard. All the while, the number of people requesting asylum in Mexico has increased by about 53 percent amid the Administration’s effort to push Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to accept more migrants, most of whom come from Central American countries.

Eunice Rendón, an expert on immigration, violence prevention, public health, and civil safety, will cover the current challenges and possible options of relief for asylum seekers in transit and remaining in Mexico.

Speaker Bio:

Eunice Rendón is the Executive Director of Agenda Migrante and a researcher in the National System of Researchers of CONACYT (Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology).  Previously, Ms. Rendón served as the Deputy Executive Secretary of Mexico's Executive Secretariate of the National Public Security System, consultant in different international organizations belonging to the United Nations System, and fellow at the National Health Institute in the United States.

This program is made possible in part by the Boston Bar Foundation's Policy Research and Innovation Fund. This fund supports BBA policy-related projects, programs, or initiatives that focus on promoting justice, expanding access to the legal system, and advancing the law and the profession. Last year, the BBF provided funding for the translation and distribution of the BBA's Immigration Principles, which guide our efforts to support immigrants' rights and ability to access justice. For more information about the Boston Bar Foundation, please click here .

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):


  • Eunice Rendón
    • Agenda Migrante



Jenna Kim


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