December 5, 2016

Outreach Colloquium on Assistance and Protection of Migrants

Baltimore, MD (December 5, 2016) – International Social Service, USA will participate in a conference hosted by The General Directorate for the Protection of Mexicans Abroad of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Institute of Women in Migration (IMUMI). This binational annual meeting, Outreach Colloquium on Assistance and Protection of Migrants, is in its fourth consecutive year and will take place on December 6-7 in Mexico City.

The Colloquium will focus on urgent issues that affect transnational families in both Mexico and the United States. Elaine Weisman, Program Manager at International Social Service, USA, is joining two other cross-border child welfare professionals on a panel about Family Reunification and will deliver a presentation titled Cross-border Coordination of Social Services: A Collaborative Model.

The two-day conference, which will take place at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will explore a current panorama of migration issues including integration for U.S.-born children living in Mexico and cross-border family reunification into Mexico. The meeting will address actions and responses to these issues over the past year, especially within the Mexican context. A full agenda is available in Spanish here.

IMUMI promotes the rights of migrating women, whether they are in transit, residing in Mexico, or in the United States. IMUMI encourages that policies, programs, and initiatives that address migration and trafficking-prevention include issues relevant to women.

International Social Service, USA Branch is the U.S. member of a global child protection and social service network. International Social Service connects vulnerable children, adults, and families, separated by international borders, to the services and support they need.

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