Eleanor Acer at Tufts: The Refugee Crisis in Central America

Date & Time April 22, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Lane 100
Tufts International Development

As the director of Human Rights First’s Refugee Protection program, Eleanor Acer oversees Human Rights First’s research and advocacy on issues relating to refugee protection, asylum, and migrants’ rights. Eleanor advocates, speaks and writes regularly on issues relating to the human rights of refugees and migrants, including legal representation, detention, U.S. asylum law and policy, U.S. global refugee protection and resettlement policies, and protection from xenophobic and bias-motivated violence. She works closely with Human Rights First’s pro bono legal representation team, conducts field research, has authored numerous reports and articles, and has testified before the U.S. Congress. At this event, Eleanor Acer will discuss the U.S. response to the Central American refugee and displacement crisis.

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