Loma Linda University’s Humanities Program will host “Borders and Sanctuaries: A Conversation about Immigration” on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 12–1 p.m. in the Jesse Room at Wong Kerlee International Conference Center.
Experts on immigration law and practical and Latinx theology will discuss the state of United States immigration laws and enforcement, as well as Christian engagement with immigration and issues arising from national borders.
A complimentary lunch will be provided on a first-come first-served basis.
About the speakers
Nathaniel B. Walker, JD, MA, is a representative of the National Association of Immigration Judges. Previously, Walker has served in roles including assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District of California, assistant chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and assistant commonwealth’s attorney in the state of Virginia.
Marlene M. Ferreras, MA, MS, is assistant professor of practical theology in the H.M.S. Richards Divinity School at La Sierra University. Her research focuses on the identity and eschatology of indigenous women in Yucatán, Mexico. Ferreras is a participant in the San Diego-based nonprofit organization Border Angels, which advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice related to the United States–Mexico border. She is an ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister with 14 years of pastoral experience.