Refugees and Asylum-Seekers: Then and Now – First Friday

In 1948, the United Nations enacted the declaration of human rights that recognized asylum as a means for immigrants to flee persecution from their home country. This act was a response to the Holocaust and the turning away of the St. Louis in 1939. Seventy years later, the U.S. and Europe are facing a new set of immigration issues. Join Congregation Bonai Shalom and Sandra Saltrese-Miller, an immigration lawyer, for December First Friday, December 7 as she discusses the history of American asylum law and current key policy issues relating to refugees, asylum seekers, and birthright citizenship.

Services at 6 pm, Dinner at 7:15 pm & talk around 8:00 pm. BYOB Kosher wine or beer.  Dinner is $18 per member, $21 per non-member. $54 max per family.  Please RSVP here by 12/5 or by calling the office at 303-442-6605.  1527 Cherryvale Rd. Boulder, CO

A graduate of the University of Colorado Law School, Sandra Saltrese-Miller has fought for the rights of immigrants for decades and been in the forefront of immigration litigation. She has represented scores of clients in Immigration Court and Federal Court, and she filed the first Violence Against Women Act immigration case in Colorado. Before opening her own immigration law firm, she was the supervising immigration lawyer at the Justice Information Center in Denver, where she defended indigent immigrants against deportation.

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