Topic: “Perspectives from the U.S./Mexico border – Perspectives of the US State Department related to security and human rights issues”
The Dallas Goethe Center will co-sponsor this speaker event of the Order of St. John. Dr. Trygve Has-Ellison, Manager Fraud Prevention, US State Department in Mexico, will represent the Perspectives of the US State Department related to security and human rights issues.
Texas is a key state facing a growing number of immigrants, which are looking to enter the United States. The large and quickly growing number of immigrants is causing continued political discussions in Texas and the United States overall. In order to better understand the underlying reasons for this trend and to better appreciate the humanitarian and security questions related to this development, it will helpful and enlightening to benefit insights of a member of the US State Department that 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?
Please join us for a lecture providing a deeper understanding. Dr Trygve Has-Ellison, Manager Fraud Prevention, US State Department in Mexico will give an inside view of this significant development from the perspective of an expert US Government employee.
Dr Trygve Has-Ellison has long-standing experience in 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 to [email protected] with how many attendees you are planning to attend this event.