Meet immigrant rights advocate Adriana Jasso.
Adriana Jasso migrated to the U.S. with her family when she was 14 years old. Today, she's the program coordinator for AFSC's U.S.-Mexico Border Program in San Diego, California, which supports immigrant communities through training; monitoring and responding to abuses by ICE and Border Patrol; and organizing and advocating for policies that respect the human rights and dignity of all people.
"Our program has become a clear place for community members to feel the support and to feel that they can go to us, they can call us," Adriana says. "We are known as 'las personas de los derechos humanos' -- those people who do human rights work."
Recently, California announced that it would end the use of private, for-profit prisons and immigration detention centers -- a major step in the struggle to end immigrant detention and deportation -- after years of advocacy by AFSC and partner organizations. Watch the video to learn more about Adriana and her work in support of immigrant communities.
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