here do they go and who will take them? What rights do migrants seeking safety have? Who worries about them in a world that is focused on coping with Covid?
Becca Heller is the co-founder and Executive Director of the International Refugee Assistance Project. IRAP provides legal assistance to refugees all over the world. She has received numerous awards for her work with IRAP, including the Tallberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship. Becca resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Kristine Rembach is the Director of Complementary Pathways at the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), based in Berlin, Germany. In this role, she leads IRAP’s legal assistance work on family reunification, humanitarian visas, and other pathways to safety for refugees in Europe and the U.S.
Prior to joining IRAP, Kristine was the Director of the Refugee Legal Aid Program (RLAP) at St. Andrew’s Refugee Services in Cairo, Egypt, where she supervised a team representing refugees in resettlement, refugee status determination, and protection matters. Before joining RLAP, Kristine was a litigation partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Washington, DC.
The world is a mess: climate change in real time, the lingering and sometimes resurgent pandemic, widespread social and political unrest, high pitch geopolitical tensions. In the midst of this firestorm, people are suffering. Climate migrants need to escape fires, hurricanes and floods. Economic migrants want better lives. Families flee wars and oppression.
Where do they go and who will take them? What rights do migrants seeking safety have? Who worries about them in a world that is focused on coping with Covid?
Lawyers Becca Heller and Kristine Rembach are in the business of finding answers, one refugee or migrant at a time. Listen as they discuss the state of global migration today.
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