Unaccompanied Minors: Changing the Narrative & Taking Action

This webinar took place on November 3, 2021

This webinar features a panel of distinguished speakers from a variety of agencies working to provide support to unaccompanied minors in the United States. During the conversation, our panelists:

  • Highlight key policies that provide context for what is occurring at the U.S. – Mexico border.
  • Describe who unaccompanied children are and the implications of current policies on unaccompanied children.
  • Provide attendees with local/national strategies that help change narrative, create welcoming policies and programs, and activate community members in supporting unaccompanied children.


Mario Bruzzone, Ph.D., Policy Analyst, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Marisa Limón Garza, Deputy Director, Hope Border Institute

Jennifer Podkul, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, Kids in Need of Defense

Margaret Seiler, Leadership Team, Witness at the Border

George Zavala (moderator), Western Regional Manager, Welcoming America

Equitable Access, Safe Communities