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A follow-up to the Immigration Working Group, The Global Migration Working Group will debate and explore from within an interdisciplinary lens important aspects of migration affecting the life and well-being of migrants, refugees and stateless persons in the United States and, more broadly, the overall dynamics of migration in the Western Hemisphere. Among the topics we would like to discuss are refugee resettlement and integration; migrant identity; deportation; detention conditions for migrants; and security and migration. The workshop seeks to become a referent point for the discussion of migration affairs among scholars and activists in Chicago and the larger Midwest.


Ramón Marquez: “La 72 Home and Refuge for Migrant People: Mexico/Northern Triangle Region”  Add To Calendar

November 16, 2017

12:30 - 2 PM

Ramón Marquez, Executive director of La 72


La 72 Home and Refuge for Migrant People: Mexico/Northern Triangle Region”


Located approximately 30km from the Guatemalan border in Tenosique, Tabasco and next to the rail line migrants use to cross Mexico to the US, La 72 houses and serves approximately 13,000 migrants and refugees from Central America every year. Currently, more and more migrants are soliciting asylum in Mexico.  La 72 serves a significant number of LGBTQ persons and unaccompanied minors each year as well. Tenosique is one of only three towns in Mexico with a permanent UNHCR presence, and La 72 serves a strategic focal point for institutions such as Doctors Without Borders and Asylum Access.

  • Date(s): Thursday, 11/16 12:30 PM to Thursday, 11/16 2:00 PM
  • Address: 701 South Morgan
  • Location: Chicago, IL, USA
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email: lvavra@uic.edu
  • Website: http://huminst.uic.edu
  • Phone: (312) 996-6352


Andreas Feldmann, Latin American and Latino Studies and Political Science 

Amalia Pallares, Latin American and Latino Studies and Political Science

Adam Goodman, History and Latin American and Latino Studies

Patrisia Macias, Sociology and Latin American and Latino Studies
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