"Las Abogadas" Film Screening & Discussion
Join us for a screening of the film Las Abogadas, featuring four women attorneys who assisted asylum seekers at the southern border and the obstacles they faced. UMN Law Alum, Charlene D'Cruz '94 is one of the women attorneys featured in the film. Charlene will join a panel of immigration experts for a post-film discussion on U.S border policy towards migrants at the Southern Border.
The event is sponsored by The James H. Binger Center for New Americans, the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the law office of Steven Thal, P.A.
Film Synopsis: LAS ABOGADAS follows four immigration attorneys over a multi-year odyssey as the U.S. government under President Trump upends every law meant to protect those fleeing from persecution, violence and war. From setting up a legal clinic in a Volkswagen bus in the middle of five thousand desperate migrants, to persuading border guards to follow the law and accept a blind woman into U.S. custody, to crossing the border to counsel African migrants stuck in Tijuana, to giving legal advice in the brutally hot Mexican sun to families desperate to see American soil — watch the characters’ surreal journeys to try and help.
Find out more about the film here: https://www.lasabogadasfilm.com/
Join us at Town Hall Brewery after the event.