Texas is a crucial state facing a growing number of immigrants who are looking to enter the United States. The increasing number of immigrants is causing continued political discussions in Texas and the United States. To better understand the underlying reasons for this trend and to better appreciate the humanitarian and security questions related to this development, it will be helpful and enlightening to benefit from insights of a member of the US State Department who has long-standing experience in the analysis and assessment of refugee cases and who is currently based out in Mexico. Migration, human and drug smuggling, the trade in illegal weapons and narcotics, weak rule of law and corruption, decaying infrastructure, and fragile democratic institutions are all issues that beset the border zone of Mexico. These problems have been around for quite some time, but why are they in the news cycle seemingly every day, and what, if anything, can the US government do about it? Is there a solution, or is this issue unresolvable? Why should Americans care about it beyond the obvious security issues?
Topic: “Perspectives from the U.S./Mexico border – Perspectives of the U.S. State Department related to security and human rights issues.”
Speaker: Dr. Trygve Has-Ellison, Manager of Fraud Prevention, U.S. State Department in Mexico
Date: October, 20
Time: 06.30 PM
Venue: Christ Lutheran Church
3001 Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
Dr. Trygve Has-Ellison has long-standing experience living and working in Mexico and analyzing questions related to legal and immigration. During his presentation, he will provide his personal views on the situation and what options might exist to improve and manage the current situation in the best possible way. The lecture will be followed by a reception, offering light snacks and drinks. Please RSVP by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, with how many attendees you are planning to attend this event.
Andreas K. Bremer, CCIM
International Capital, LLC
President & CEO