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Secretary Chertoff, Ambassador Romero, and Assistant Secretary Noriega to Discuss Recent Crisis of Children at the Border, Provide Needed Context for Agencies’ Processes and Response

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Immigration Task Force will host a discussion on the current child immigration crisis at our nation’s southern border on Wednesday, July 30, at 10:00AM.

Former officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the United Nations and refugee advocates will discuss the rapid increase in the number of children from Central America being apprehended, provide context for the current multi-agency process involved in the handling of these children, and address the underlying causes for the influx and what can be done to manage this crisis.

The event is open to the public and media. To attend, please register here.

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The Honorable David V. Aguilar
Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Partner, Global Security and Intelligence Strategies

Michelle Brané
Director, Migrant Rights & Justice Women’s Refugee Commission

The Honorable Michael Chertoff
Former Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Chairman and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group
Member, BPC’s Immigration Task Force

The Honorable Roger Noriega
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

The Honorable Ambassador Pete Romero
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador

Leslie E. Veléz
Senior Protection Officer, the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees

Moderated by:

Fawn Johnson
Correspondent, National Journal


Children and the Crisis at the Border


Wednesday, July 30, 2014
10:00AM ET – 11:30AM ET


National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
13th Floor, the Holeman Lounge
Washington, DC 20045