“After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America” by Jessica Goudeau

Join LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service) for its second Virtual Book Event, part of a series of insightful interviews with authors and experts in the immigration landscape today. On Wednesday, August 19th at 3pm, author Jessica Goudeau will discuss her new book, “After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America.”

The welcoming and acceptance of immigrants and refugees has been central to America’s identity for centuries–yet America has periodically turned its back at the times of greatest humanitarian need. After the Last Border is an intimate look at the lives of two women as they struggle for the twenty-first century American dream, having won the “golden ticket” to settle as refugees in Austin, Texas.

After the Last Border situates a dramatic, character-driven story within a larger history–the evolution of modern refugee resettlement in the United States, beginning with World War II and ending with current closed-door policies–revealing not just how America’s changing attitudes toward refugees has influenced policies and laws, but also the profound effect on human lives.

The session will be moderated by Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, president and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. Register HERE and be sure to check out our other upcoming sessions with authors on our website: www.lirs.org

For more information on the author, or to order the book, click HERE.