Carmen Iguina is staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California. She joined ACLU SoCal in 2012 as an equal justice works fellow.
During her tenure, Carmen has worked with detained asylum seekers in Southern California, providing legal assistance, monitoring conditions of detention and developing and implementing advocacy strategies and impact litigation to enhance access to justice for this vulnerable population. She also works on Franco v. Holder, an action brought on behalf of immigration detainees with serious mental disabilities that seeks competency evaluations, appointment of counsel and bond hearings.
Prior to joining ACLU SoCal, Carmen clerked for the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto on the United States Court District Court for the Eastern District of New York and for the Honorable Stephen R. Reinhardt on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Carmen graduated from Harvard University and New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar.
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-+*Walter Moss: There is little chance that any Republican nominee will put dealing with climate change at the center of his/her agenda, but we progressives should insure that at least the Democratic nominee does.
-+*Annette Bernhardt: The inequality debate often focuses on globalization and new technology, but we know that the decline of unions and the falling real value of the minimum wage have also played critical roles.