Friday, January 13, 2012

A Related Immigration Item

Welcoming the Stranger: Looking at Immigration Issues Through the Lens of Faith
Speaker: Kathryn M. Doan, Executive Director of Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition
Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101, 703-356-7200

2012 Salzman Lecture, January 22, 2012, 6:00 p.m.-refreshments in St. Andrews Hall; 6:30-8:00 p.m.–lecture in the Sanctuary

For over a decade, CAIR (Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights) Coalition,, has worked collaboratively with community groups, pro bono attorneys, volunteers and immigrants from the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland to ensure that all immigrants are treated with fairness, dignity and respect for their human and civil rights.
Our speaker will provide a brief overview of U.S. Immigration history to put the current political debate in it’s historical context and will pay particular attention to the impact of the government’s current “enforcement only” policy that has led to a record number of detained immigrants with devastating effects on immigrant families and communities and will conclude with how communities of faith are responding to these issues.

Kathryn M. Doan has served as the executive director of the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition since 2008. Prior to assuming her position with CAIR Coalition, Ms. Doan was the Deputy Director of the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) in Washington, DC where she also managed the agency’s Immigration Legal Services and Community Support Services programs. Ms. Doan is a member of New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC where she serves on the Board of Deacons.   
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