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U.S. immigration policy subject for BYU lecture June 12

Jen Smyers, an associate for Immigration and Refugee Policy for Church World Service, will discuss “Immigration, Refugee Protection and Other U.S. Global Policy Issues at Home” during a Brigham Young University David M. Kennedy Center lecture Friday, June 12, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Church World Service is an ecumenical humanitarian organization that extends disaster assistance, social and economic development, and refugee protection to people around the world.

As chair of the Refugee Council USA Advocacy Committee, Smyers coordinates the work of 25 humanitarian organizations in efforts to increase humanitarian assistance to displaced persons and improve services for resettled refugees.

Smyers received bachelor’s degrees in law and society and public communication as well as a master’s degree from the American University.

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