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Anna Trillo

  • Hosted by New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
  • Sponsored by Disaster Resilience Program
  • Service location Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Law school University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Issue area Disaster Recovery, Disaster Response and Preparedness, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2022
  • Program Disaster Resilience Program

The Project

Anna is on the Asylum and Detention team at New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC). Their services include helping complete and submit 589s, conducting outreach at New Mexico’s detention centers, and directly representing clients most in need of representation in their asylum cases, bond, or parole.

COVID-19 is ongoing, and many people remain detained in centers that are neither safe nor sanitized. The project helps asylum seekers in detention get released and into safe spaces with friends and family.

Being a first-generation American from a mixed-status family, Anna has always felt a responsibility for her community. New Mexico has provided many opportunities for her family, and Anna feels a tremendous responsibility to give back to the community and state that has provided so many opportunities. This Fellowship has provided Anna with the opportunity to give back and help others.

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