This is our third bi-national conference co-sponsored by academics and activists from both sides of the border. This year's focus is on the worsening plight of the asylees waiting to apply for asylum at the U.S. border. We will examine the Trump administration's Remain in Mexico asylum program, and discuss the forces driving the Central American migrants northward toward the U.S.-Mexico border. This event is labeled as a "dialogue," which means attendee participation is strongly encouraged.
Transportation: Shuttle service from the U.S. border to the COLEF campus is provided before and after the event. Please note registration is required for shuttle service.
Tour of encampments. An optional tour to the shelters and refugee encampment will be held after the conference. Please note a nominal donation will be asked to cover the driver's time and gas for the tour part of the conference.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No. But children under 14 may have trouble following the subject matter. You will need a proper travel document (e.g. a passport) to cross the border if you are not a Mexican citizen.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
You can take our courtesy shuttle service or Uber. Self-driving is not recommended if this is your first time traveling in Tijuana.
What can I bring into the event?
Note-taking devices and cameras are allowed.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What's the refund policy?
This is a free event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. But if don't have your ticket, please bring a valid ID.
Can I update my registration information?
Is my registration transferrable?
Yes. Please provide us with the updated information 24 hours in advance of the event.