COVID-19 AND IMMIGRATION AT THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER
Mexico
February 25, 2021
12:00pm to 1:00pm

A discussion on solutions to public health challenges faced by migrant communities amidst the pandemic, as part of the Pacific Council's First 100 Days Memo on U.S.-Mexico Policy. This event is open to the public and presented in partnership with International Medical Corps and the Karen Toffler Charitable Trust. Thank you to the Karen Toffler Charitable Trust for supporting our work around global health.

*Members of the public can register here. Pacific Council members can register below.*

Featuring:

Essey Workie, Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute

Essey Workie is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, where she works with its Human Services Initiative. Her work focuses on unaccompanied children, immigrant families, and access to local, state, and federal health and human service programs. Read more.

Dr. Scott Lillibridge, Senior Medical Advisor, International Medical Corps

Dr. Lillibridge provides medical leadership to all the organizational aspects of medical and public health programs for the International Medical Corps. In this capacity, he has responded to the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has just returned from the ongoing cholera outbreak in Mozambique. Read more.

Moderator:

Nastasha Everheart, Director of Strategy, Pacific Council on International Policy

As Director of Strategy, Nastasha Everheart facilitates vision-setting at the highest tiers of Pacific Council leadership, creates, implements, and measures institution-wide strategic plans, and helps develop and execute the Council’s impact agenda. Read more.

Background:

Under the Mexico Initiative, the Pacific Council has developed a First 100 Days Memo on U.S.-Mexico Policy to be shared with President Biden and his administration, including recommendations on immigration policy. Accordingly, we are partnering with the International Medical Corps to explore health services and conditions for immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Join us as we discuss solutions to public health challenges faced by migrant communities amidst the pandemic.

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