Christina Fialho 2012 Global Fellow
End the isolation of migrants in civil detention by building and strengthening community visitation programs across the United States.
Christina Fialho is a social activist for immigrant rights and the daughter of an immigrant. She has assisted in defending immigrants from detention and deportation before the U.S. Immigration Courts, and she has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Detention Watch Network, and her scholarly publications focus on the intersection of immigration law, constitutional law, and international human rights. Prior to starting CIVIC, she co-founded the first immigration detention visitation program in California.