After three decades of working some of the toughest immigration law cases from Syria to Latin America, Indian-American attorney from Minnesota, charlene d’cruz (she/hers), was unprepared for the mayhem she arrived into as she came to help Rebecca give legal aid to the migrants in the caravan. The desperate scenario was the result of a combination of growing violence across Central America and the Trump Administration’s chaotic and anti-immigration response. charlene has travelled with caravans in 2018, and later volunteered with organizations like Al Otro Lado. charlene then ran Project Corazon in Matamoros assisting thousands of migrants. charlene previously worked in private practice. In the early 1980s, she was one of the founders of the Florence Project.
Legal Landscape for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers at the Border and Within the U.S.