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8th National Low-Income Immigrants' Rights Conference


The 8th National Low-Income Immigrants’ Rights Conference, held in December 2011, focused on a wide range of issues affecting low-income immigrants, including access to health care and public benefits, workers' rights, immigration enforcement, access to education, and legalization proposals. The mix of basic trainings and more in-depth strategy sessions provided to participants help them gain critical skills and also provide opportunities to develop joint advocacy and organizing plans to improve the lives of low-income immigrants in the long-term.


Bryan Stevenson

Widely known as one of the nation’s foremost experts on race, poverty, and the criminal justice system, Bryan Stevenson is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking anti-death penalty work. As executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Alabama, Stevenson has taken on capital cases that were considered unwinnable and won landmark decisions to strengthen civil rights for all. Furthermore, Stevenson has challenged all of us to take a better look at the fundamental flaws that exist within our criminal justice system.

He joins us to strengthen yet another bridge as we work toward creating a more equal and just society for all those living in this country, regardless of where they were born, what the color of their skin is, or what their income level may be.


Rocio Alejandra Avila, Women's Employment Rights Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law

Carlos Amador, UCLA Labor Center

Sonal Ambegaokar, National Immigration Law Center

Leslie Annexstein

Fran Ansley, The Immigration and Refugee Rights Coalition

Donald Anthonyson, Families for Freedom

Ana Avendano, AFL-CIO

Christina Baal, New York Immigration Coalition

Edwin Bender, National Institute on Money in State Politics

Rebecca Bernhardt, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition

Josh Bernstein, Service Employees International Union

Kathy Bird, Florida Immigrant Coalition

Jon Blazer, National Immigration Law Center

Jennifer Brand, Department of Labor's Solicitor's Office

Tanya Broder, National Immigration Law Center

Meredith Cabell, Southern Poverty Law Center

Gabriel Camacho, American Friends Service Committee

Loren Campos

Rini Chakroborty, Amnesty International USA

Shiu-Ming  Cheer, National Immigration Law Center  

Gregory Chen, Esq., American Immigration Lawyers Association     

Eunice Cho, National Employment Law Project

Jessica L. Curtis, Community Catalyst   

Adela  de la Torre, National Immigration Law Center       

Michelle Fei, Immigrant Defense Project

Esmeralda Flores, Coalicion Pro Defensa del Migrante

Adela Flores-Brennan, Colorado Center on Law and Policy

Jacinta Gonzales, New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice

Shelby Gonzales, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Sarita Gupta, Jobs with Justice         

Ben Johnson, American Immigration Council

Hillary Jorgensen, Colorado Progressive Action

Jessica Karp, National Day Laborer Organizing Network      

Melissa Keaney, National Immigration Law Center

Angela Kline, Supplemental Nutrtion Assistance Program Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

Jenn Kons, Immigrant Family Resource Center at Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Annie Lai, Yale Law School

Kung Li

David Lopez

Adam Luna, America's Voice

Dani Martinez Moore, North Carolina Justice Center

Felipe Matos,

Rachel Micah-Jones, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. 

Tyler Moran, National Immigration Law Center

John Morton, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Laura Moskowitz, Department of Labor

Victor Narro, UCLA Downtown Labor Center

Jennifer Ng'andu, National Council of La Raza

Ellen Nissenbaum, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Sookyung Oh, The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis

Shuya Ohno, National Immigration Forum

Jodeen Olguin-Tayler, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Gaby Pacheco  

Tom Perez, Department of Justice

Lisa J. Pino, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

Lorella Praeli, United we DREAM

Nora Preciado, National Immigration Law Center

Kim Propeack, Esq., CASA de Maryland, Inc.

Jenny Rejeske, National Immigration Law Center

JJ Rosenbaum  

Carlos Saavedra, United We Dream Network(UWD)

Sara Sadhwani, California Immigrant Policy Center

Gabriel Sandoval, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

John Sandweg, Department of Homeland Security

Roger Schwartz, National Association of Community Health Centers

Paromita Shah, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

Silky Shah, Detention Watch Network

Azadeh Shahshahani, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia

Reshma Shamasunder, California Immigrant Policy Center

Frank Sharry, America's Voice

Rebecca Smith, National Employment Law Project

Saket Soni, New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice

Michael Tan, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

Faya Rose Toure Sanders

Fred Tsao

Frederick R. Troncone, Department of Homeland Security

Emily Tulli, National Immigration Law Cener

Karen Tumlin, National Immigration Law Center

Alicia Wilson, La Clinica del Pueblo

Lillie Wolff, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

Haeyoung Yoon, National Employment Law Project