Allegra Love, director of the Santa Fe Dreamers Project, will speak about the humanitarian crisis on the United States-Mexico border March 25 at the Voices of Los Alamos monthly meeting. Courtesy photo
VOICES OF LOS ALAMOS NEWS
The humanitarian crisis at the border will be the topic of the next Voices of Los Alamos meeting to be held at the Unitarian Church on March 25, 6:30-7:30. Presenting at the meeting, which is open to all public, will be Allegra Love, attorney and director of the Santa Fe Dreamers Project, an organization of attorneys and volunteers committed to helping immigrants. Love’s presentation will focus on private immigration detention and what New Mexicans can do to help stop it.
The SANTA FE DREAMERS PROJECT gets its name from our country’s Dreamers: the undocumented immigrant youth who, through tireless campaigning and bottomless courage, are shaping immigration policy in the US. From attorneys, to volunteers, to partner organizations, to clients themselves, SFDP believes in the potential of immigrants to make our community a better place both culturally and economically, and are committed to helping them access the tools to do so.
Allegra Love is an attorney and director of the project. She began her career at Santa Fe Public Schools in 2005 as a bilingual elementary school teacher and followed her passion for working with immigrants to law school. After graduating from the University of New Mexico School of Law, she came to work for the Adelante program of Santa Fe Public Schools, where she founded this project.
Love volunteers extensively, both in her community and elsewhere, for organizations like the Santa Fe Youth Commission, No More Deaths, and New Mexico Dreamers in Action (NM-DIA). Most recently, she has worked to defend Central American women and children detained on the US border. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She has a BA from Dartmouth College, a JD from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and is a licensed teacher in the state of New Mexico. She loves country music and riding around in trucks.
Voices of Los Alamos is a non-partisan, progressive advocacy group created as a way for Los Alamos residents to voice their concerns over current political events, both at the state and federal levels. VOLA strives to build community, educate, discuss, and enact action plans, with a focus on the following issues: social justice, women’s rights, human rights, education, environment, health care, gun safety and election reform.