Brandeis Law students advocate for immigrant rights at Louisville Metro Council meeting

At a recent Louisville Metro Council meeting, students at the Brandeis School of Law advocated for sanctuary policies in the city.

According to a story from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, Brandeis Law students Margaret Sites, Sofia Calleja and Jesús Ibañez spoke out at the Sept. 14, 2017, meeting.

In addition to pushing for Louisville to adopt sanctuary policies, they and other activists were advocating for the Louisville Metro Police Department to stop assisting ICE officers and for the city to commit to not signing an agreement that would deputize local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws.

Calleja is a fellow with the Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program, which advocates for the human rights of immigrants, noncitizens and refugees.