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Zack Brandwein

Zack Brandwein shares his experience after working with families in the Karnes County Residential Center

Zack-Brandwein-IRPBefore arriving at the detention center, I expected the week to be difficult. The women and children there are in a very tough spot, and I knew that but I was not prepared for how it would affect me emotionally. One client, in particular, affected me the most. She is deaf, has a speech impediment, cannot read or write, and does not know sign language. She was so desperate for help that I agreed to represent her even after we left Karnes. I have continued working to obtain her release before the end of the semester.

After graduation, I will definitely be doing immigration work for my pro bono service and may even pursue it as a career.

Marlina Rogers
Jean Roof
Tyler Vermillion
Immigrant Rights Project students assist detained families from Central America