Asylum Seekers: What is the Outlook for These New Arrivals to Maine?

Jul 8, 2019

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What is happening with the almost 300 asylum seekers who arrived in Portland in June? We will learn about their backgrounds, what is being done to accommodate them and facilitate the work-permitting process, and how people can help.


Mufalo Chitam, executive director, Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition

Claude Rwaganje, executive director, ProsperityME: The Center for Financial Education

Philip Mantis (by phone), legal director, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project

Dan Coyne, (by phone), senior VP of community impact, United Way of Greater Portland

Chellie Pingree (taped), U.S. representative, Maine's 2nd Congressional District, on her efforts on behalf of asylum seekers