Pima County (AZ) Public Defender Margo Cowan '85 was quoted in the Arizona Daily Star on President Obama's new policy of halting deportations and offering temporary work permits
to some illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. before they were 16,
lived here for at least five years and have clean records.
"It's about time that our country stop the unjust deportation of
deserving kids, kids that for all intents and purposes are American
citizens but for the fact that they don't have the paper, and these are
kids that will be leaders of tomorrow," said Margo Cowan.
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.