Arlington, VA

Yearning to Breathe Free: The Roots of Central American Migration

Arlington Central Library
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, Virginia 22201

A Panel Discussion Exploring the United States’ Relationship with Our Latin American Neighbors

The current wave of immigration from the Northern Triangle region of Central America – Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras – did not arise in a vacuum. Political instability, economic crisis, astronomical crime rates, and climate change have all driven citizens of these nations to seek refuge elsewhere. In this panel discussion, we will explore the factors affecting migration in each country, the United States’ response domestically and internationally, and what the future may hold.

Panelists include:

Daniella Burgi-Palomino, Senior Associate at the Latin America Working Group

Stephanie Heredia, Legal Assistant at Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition

Genesis Lazo, Development Associate at Just Neighbors

Patricio Provitina, Washington, D.C. State Director, League of United Latin American Citizens

Dr. Julia Young, Associate Professor of History at the Catholic University of America

This program is part of the Library’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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