Immigration arrests are sweeping the country and families are being ripped apart, the Justice Department continues to battle within the courts to appeal a travel ban that was indefinitely halted by the court. We are seeing immigrant rights come into the forefront like never before in recent history. This workshop helps us better understand the rights of immigrants in this country and learn what we can do to ensure those protections.

Location: Payden 104

Moderator: Mrinalini Chakraborty



Fernanda Durand, Communications Manager, CASA

Fernanda Durand lives in Maryland, and is the Communications Manager for CASA, where she works to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities. With CASA, she shares faith that we can build a future with diverse and thriving communities living free from discrimination and fear, working together with mutual respect to achieve full human rights for all.



Hina Naveed, Co-Director, Dream Action Coalition

Hina, a Dreamer from Pakistan, has been a remarkable advocate on Staten Island and is the co-founder of the Staten Island Dream Coalition in New York. As a DACA-Recipient, she understands the struggles faced by immigrant families across the nation. She has been a fierce advocate for immigrant rights: fearlessly lobbying elected officials, participating in rallies in DC and New York and empowering youth through trainings and coalition-building to take ownership of their stories and be effective organizers.


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Erick Sanchez, Immigrants March Organizer

Erick Sanchez is a public relations consultant and activist from Washington, DC, working in democratic politics for over 10 years. His successes include petitioning Chef Jose Andres to abandon his plans for a restaurant inside of the Trump Hotel in Washington, gathered supporters outside of the Naval Observatory to celebrate the career of Vice President Joe Biden in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and driving patrons to Comet Ping Pong Pizza after the community was shocked by an active shooter in the restaurant investigating a fake news conspiracy. He worked with local organizations on the Immigrants and Workers March in Washington, which took place May 1.