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Special in-depth interview with Amalia Luxardo, the Development & Research Director at the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, the only organization in Arizona working directly with immigrant children and families. Hear a first-hand account of what is happening at the border, with family separation, children who have been left behind and how the Trump administration’s policies have affected the “least of these.” With hosts Christina Forrester and Justin Anderson. Listen to our podcast here or on iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher. Follow our podcast on Twitter @What WldJesusPod.
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Raised in Miami, Amalia is a first generation immigrant from Argentina. Amalia first began her work with under-served communities with Legal Aid Society in DC, while earning her Master’s in International Relations at the Catholic University of America. Amalia went on to work with Lutheran Social Services of the SW Tucson, where she was the Immigration Program Manager and only native Spanish speaking BIA accredited representative to serve the Tucson Hispanic community at large. Thereafter, Amalia worked as an Advisor on Migration Policy to Assistant Secretary Anne Richard with the Bureau of Population, Refugee, and Migration at the Department of State. Currently, Amalia is finishing her PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a portfolio that includes migration and refugee policy, globalization, Latin American studies, and humanitarian law. Amalia joined the Florence Project enthusiastically in July 2016.
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