How My Mother Inspired Me to Become an Immigration Lawyer

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The battle for immigration reform is personal for J. J. Mulligan Sepúlveda. In his memoir No Human Is Illegal, he writes of visiting border detention centers, defending undocumented immigrants in court, and representing people being turned away at Kennedy International Airport during the travel ban. Here, he describes how his mother’s escape from Pinochet’s regime in Chile influenced his political awakening . . .

For the full article by J. J. Mulligan Sepúlveda, follow the link below to yesmagazine.org.