On Thursday, Jan. 21, the Strauss Center will host Dulce Garcia, executive director of Border Angels, for a virtual talk on the crisis at the border during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar is part of our Brumley Speaker Series. Border Angels is a non-profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice. Border Angels attempts to reduce the number of fatalities along the U.S.-Mexico border by educating and assisting the communities on both sides of the border.
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Dulce Garcia grew up in Logan Heights, a predominantly Mexican and Mexican-American community. She is undocumented and found it impossible to find financial aid after high school. So she attended San Diego City College at night and on Saturdays, and worked as a paralegal in a law office during the day. She held other jobs including waitressing, parking cars, tutoring, selling flowers and retail. Garcia paid her way through school, and subsequently transferred to UCSD where she received her bachelor's degree in political science. She attended law school at Cleveland Marshall College of Law, where she received her Jurisprudence Doctorate with a concentration in civil litigation.
Garcia opened her private practice in 2016 and provided in the first year of practice over 100 free consultations and over 20 Know Your Rights workshops to inform community members of their rights. She also volunteers to represent low-income clients in court in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate and various nonprofit organizations. In 2017 She and other DACA recipients formed San Diego Border Dreamers to advocate for more humane immigration laws and policies. Garcia also sued the current administration after the termination of DACA on September 2017. As a result of those efforts, hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients are able to renew their DACA status while the case is in litigation. Garcia was at the Supreme Court defending DACA on Nov. 12, 2019.Strauss Center