Brooke Bischoff

  • Hosted by Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Sponsored by The Texas Access to Justice Foundation
  • Service location El Paso, Texas
  • Law school Northeastern University School of Law
  • Issue area Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2016
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

This project directly responded to the needs of immigrants on the Texas border by addressing civil rights violations, including dangerous conditions at detention centers, due process violations during the detention and/or removal process, and arbitrary policies regarding the certification of U visas for immigrants who are the victims of crimes. The project also provided much-needed know-your-rights training for immigrant communities and their families, empowering individuals to exercise their rights and identify abusive unconstitutional behavior in the immigration system.

Fellowship Highlights

In the past two years, Brooke has:

  • Represented noncitizens in removal proceedings
  • Investigated dangerous detention center conditions
  • Advocated for humane U visa processes for victims of crime
  • Provided know-your-rights workshops and trainings throughout the El Paso border region

What’s Next

Now that the Fellowship is complete, Brooke plans to continue her work in immigration law by working in deportation defense.

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