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Asylum Seekers at the US Border

Part Two of a Two Part Series Exploring Global Migration

Asylum Seekers at the US Border





The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Boulevard, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Over 108 million people were forced to leave their home countries in 2022, a new record. The U.S. has more immigrants than any other country. This two-part program discusses the world-wide migration crisis and the current situation at our Southern border. Alyson Ball and David Leblang will help participants understand the big picture; the factors driving record numbers of people to leave their home country in search of a better life, as well as the situation at the Southern border.

Session 2 - The Situation at Our Southern Border
-The realities on the ground
-Why the huge drop in people trying to enter
-The administration's options

Speaker Bio:
Alyson Ball is a retired Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Virginia, School of Continuing and Professional studies and Lord Fairfax Community College. She is an active member with the Charlottesville International Rescue Committee's Community Development Committee, Green Valley Sarmatians, and the AZ Immigration Alliance.


This is the second event in a two part speaker series on global migration. The first event will take place on Sept. 7 at 6:30PM at the Center, and feature Prof. David Leblang, Director of the Global Policy Center at UVA.

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