Toc Soneoulay-Gillespie and John Herrera of Oregon Catholic Charities will speak at Bethel’s Social Justice Forum THIS Sunday, March 26, at 11:30 AM. They will address a variety of immigration topics, including issues faced by refugees and legal and illegal/undocumented immigrants, sanctuary, and the latest travel ban.
Ms. Soneoulay-Gillespie, Refugee Resettlement Program Director, was born to Laotian parents in a Thai refugee camp. Her family moved to the US when she was four. Mr. Herrera, Director of Immigration Legal Services, first encountered Catholic Charities when seeking asylum following his work in the legal field in Colombia. Catholic Charities provides one of the most widely respected immigrant- and refugee-support programs in Oregon.