“Our coalition has been able to unify the voices of border communities that span 2000 miles, and take them to Washington, D.C. We have earned a prominent seat at discussions of immigration reform and border enforcement. Through SBCC, border residents rightly insist that decisions about their communities must include oversight and accountability for federal agents.”
Astrid Dominguez joined the ACLU of Texas in May 2012 first as a Border Rights Fellow coordinating the U.S.-Mexico Binational Abuse Documentation Project at the Texas border, later as the Advocacy Coordinator for the Lower Rio Grande Valley office. Astrid has focused her work on changing immigration policies that have a negative impact on border residents; she has also focused her efforts on community outreach and education of civil and human rights issues.
Prior to joining the ACLU of Texas, Astrid worked for the Mexican Foreign Ministry at the Consulates of Brownsville, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. During her time at the Mexican Foreign Ministry, Astrid worked on civil rights’ violations issues at the border and in detention centers; she worked closely with the Mexican Communities Abroad. Astrid also participated in the negotiations of a local Memorandum of Understanding on the Safe, Orderly, Dignified and Human Repatriation of Mexican Nationals between the U.S. and Mexico.
Astrid has a degree on International Relations by the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico. She’s a native of Brownsville, Texas, who grew up and resides in the border region.
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