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Immigration Spotlight – February 24, 2023

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2023 /

The Latin America Caribbean Committee’s Immigration Spotlight is a bi-monthly opportunity to explore emerging issues and challenges regarding immigration, featuring people working for immigration justice. This week, the spotlight will be on LGBTQI+ migrants byCasa Arcoiris (Rainbow House)  Director, Nicolasa “Sire” Cordova, co-founder of the only migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico serving the LGBTQI+ community. “Sire” directs a…

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Immigration Spotlight – October 27, 2023

By Loretto Community / December 28, 2022 /

LACC invites you to join the next “Immigration Spotlight” on October 27, 2023, when we will hear updates from our partners at the Ariz.-Mexico and Calif.-Mexico borders. Speakers will share details about the experiences of asylum seekers, including recent changes in policy and prisons, as well as their daily work with migrants. The Latin America…

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Immigration Spotlight hits the road! July 28, 2023

By Loretto Community / December 28, 2022 /

The next Immigration Spotlight from LACC will take place in Burlington, VT, on July 28th, 11:00 ET. From the National Farm Worker Ministry board meeting, we will hear from Migrant Justice, who with the guidance of the farm worker community are working for basic human rights. Migrant Justice will be sharing their latest campaigns, including…

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Immigration Spotlight – April 28, 2023

By Loretto Community / December 28, 2022 /

LACC invites you to join the “Immigration Spotlight” on April 28, 2023. The spotlight will be on LACC’s trip to the Arizona/Mexico border in the Sonoran Desert April 20-22. We joined our partners Dora Rodriguez and Bob Kee and visited the migrant shelters and centers in Mexico they support. We also drove many miles on…

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Immigration Spotlight – January 27th, 2023

By Loretto Community / December 28, 2022 /

LACC invites you to join the next “Immigration Spotlight” on January 27, 2023, which will look at Haitian/African migrants. The Latin America Caribbean Committee’s Immigration Spotlight is a bi-monthly opportunity to explore emerging issues and challenges regarding immigration, featuring people working for immigration justice. You may browse recordings of past Immigration Spotlights here. Please register…

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Immigration Spotlight – October 28, 2022

By Loretto Community / October 7, 2022 /

LACC invites you to join the next “Immigration Spotlight” on October 28, 2022, to hear from Dora Rodriguez, Director of La Casa de la Esperanza. Dora is on the “retiro” (retreat) with the volunteer women from Sasabe, Sonora, Mexico who have been working with migrants since the opening of La Casa in 2020. Bob Kee…

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Immigration Spotlight – September 30, 2022

By Loretto Community / September 26, 2022 /

LACC invites you to join “Immigration Spotlight” for a communal viewing of a documentary called “THE RACE GAP IN THE U.S. – Hispanics”. The video depicts some of the risks and challenges of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. It lasts just under one hour so we will have a short period of discussion after…

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Immigration Spotlight – August 26, 2022

By Loretto Community / August 22, 2022 /

Join LACC for Immigration Spotlight this Friday, August 26, at 11:00 am EDT for information on the recent crack downs in El Salvador and Nicaragua, including the closure the Missionaries of Charity and about 100 NGOs in Nicaragua. Speakers: Fidel Moreira: the Director of the Study Center for Governance and Democracy (CEGODEM), an NGO in…

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Immigration Spotlight – July 29, 2022

By Loretto Community / July 22, 2022 /

Join LACC for Immigration Spotlight and meet two of our new friends from the lobbying trip to DC. Daniella Burgi-Palomino is the Co-director of the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) since 2019 where she spearheads transnational advocacy and campaigns related to human rights in Mexico and Central America, migrant rights, and border issues.  LAWG and the Latin America…

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Immigration Spotlight – May 27, 2022

By Loretto Community / May 24, 2022 /

LACC invites you to join Felicia Rangel-Samponaro on Immigration Spotlight, Friday, May 27th, at 11 am EDT. Felicia is one of the directors at The Sidewalk School, a rapid response organization that started in 2019 inside the Matamoros, MX encampment with the one single mission of educating the children. The Sidewalk School, now based in…

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Climate Change as a Root Cause of Migration: Exploring Contributing Factors and Interlinkages

By Loretto Community / March 14, 2022 /

Join us at the UN NGO Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 66th Forum where the LACC (Loretto Latin America/Caribbean Committee) will host the event, “Climate Change as a Root Cause of Migration: Exploring Contributing Factors and Interlinkages.” The event is virtually hosted at the Exhibition Booth of Loretto at the UN and Justice…

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Immigration Spotlight

By Loretto Community / February 23, 2022 /

Join us for the first Immigration Spotlight of 2022! The Immigration Spotlight, on Friday, Feb. 25, will feature updates from our partners assisting migrants along the U.S./Mexico border from Arizona to California. Please register on this form. If you have ideas or feedback for future Immigration Spotlight topics, please share them here. Our planning committee…

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