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"Immigration Practice and Policy During the Pandemic" Webinar Series

Human Rights at the Border During COVID-19


This free webinar explores the current human rights situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, including the intersection of immigration and public health concerns.

Webinar materials:

Discussion Topics:

  • The exclusion of asylum seekers using public health law
  • The impact of the pandemic on legal cases of asylum seekers who are required to remain in Mexico pursuant to the Migrant Protection Protocols
  • The situation of asylum seekers stranded in Mexico, including risks to health and safety
  • The spread of COVID-19 in migrant camps such as Matamoros just south of the border
  • The role of international law and international organizations in addressing the human rights situation at the border


  • Florence Chamberlin, Managing Attorney for the Mexico Initiative, KIND
  • Charlene D'Cruz, Lawyers for Good Government, Project Corazon: Matamoros Legal Assistance Program
  • Lucas Guttentag, Professor of Practice at Stanford Law School and Martin R. Flug Lecturer in Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School
  • Fatma Marouf (moderator), Professor and Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, Texas A&M University School of Law

Background Information:

Date and Time:

  • Friday, July 31, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Central 

While the panelists are all attorneys, they will be discussing the law generally, and nothing in the webinar should be considered as legal advice. Attendees should consult their own legal advisor to address their own unique circumstances.