Franco Torres

  • Hosted by Americans for Immigrant Justice
  • Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP, The Florida Bar Foundation
  • Service location Miami, Florida
  • Law school Boston University School of Law
  • Issue area Civil Rights/Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice Reform, Immigrant Populations/Minorities
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Partnerships between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and state or local authorities enforcing federal immigration laws have expanded exponentially. Florida has been at the forefront of this phenomenon, and these partnerships have raised serious civil rights concerns including racial profiling and unlawful detention. Franco investigated, evaluated, and challenged violations of constitutional rights as a result of immigration enforcement practices in Florida.

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