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Margo Cowan '85 Quoted in the Latin American Herald Tribune on The Sanctuary Movement

Tuesday, March 27, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
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Margo Cowan '85 is quoted in the Latin American Herald Tribune on The Sanctuary Movement, a movement started 30 years ago in Southern Arizona to help families of Central American immigrants separated by immigration.

"It can’t be said with certainty how many people the movement helped, but I can say that I represented at least 3,000 cases in the courts,” Margo Cowan, an attorney and member of the Sanctuary Movement, told Efe.

Cowan, who continues working in the fight for undocumented immigrants’ rights, said that the situation on the border has not changed in the past 30 years.

"This movement remains alive,” she said, "but the saddest thing is that we’re continuing to fight. The story of the undocumented immigrant continues to repeat over and over again. We see families separated, people who disappear and people who die in their attempt to cross the border.”

Margo Cowan is a Pima County (AZ) public defender and champion of migrant rights for 25 years.  She is also a Sanctuary leader, board member of Derechos Humanos, and co-founder of the group No More Deaths.

Read the full article in the Latin American Herald Tribune, "Sanctuary Movement Marks 30 Years of Fighting for Migrants' Rights"


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