Oregon District 2 Indivisible hosts "teach and greet" about border crisis
Oregon District Two Indivisible hosted a "Teach and Greet" in Talent Sunday afternoon to discuss the nation's current border crisis.
The group of about 30 residents discussed the issues of child-parent separation, the condition of immigration detention centers and refugee human rights.
The meeting featured three speakers; two immigration specialists, John Almaguer and Nadia Andreeva, and Amy Amrhein, a staff member for Senator Jeff Merkley.
After visiting the United States-Mexico border himself, ORD2 Indivisible steering committee member Catherine Foster said insight into the Senator's experience is helpful to learn about the issue.
"Senator Merkley has been on the front lines of publicizing the terrible treatment being given to children alone and families who are trying to seek asylum," Foster said.
The organization hosts these "Teach and Greet" meetings once a month, centered around the biggest topics in local and national news.
Members also collected non-perishable food items as donations for local food banks and ACCESS at the meeting.