Muhammad Ali Institute Director is recognized for human rights work with immigrants in Kentucky.

Enid Trucios-Haynes receives Daniel M. Alvarez Champion for Justice Award

Enid F. Trucios-Haynes is a professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and a nationally recognized scholar in immigration law. Co-director of the Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program, she has worked tirelessly to protect the rights of immigrants, refugees and noncitizens, traveling regularly to the Boone County Jail, Kentucky’s only immigration detention center, to conduct “Know Your Rights” presentations for detainees. Locally, she also helped publish a comprehensive resource guide identifying all the organizations serving the immigrant/noncitizen/refugee community and coordinated a free legal clinic for those eligible for relief from deportation under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. “This new award memorializes a beloved colleague who devoted a great deal of time and energy to speaking on behalf of those without a voice,” remarked LBA President Dean Furman. “We are happy to recognize as the first recipient Professor Trucios-Haynes who has advocated for many of the same causes.”

References: U of L Brandeis School of Law News and Louisville Bar Association