Nicole Ramos '01 is one of the few American attorneys based in Tijuana, Mexico, doing pro bono work with asylum seekers and deportees from the United States.
In an extensive piece, The California Sunday Magazine profiled Ramos and the work she and her colleagues are doing.
From the article:
All over this desert metropolis, in shelters and churches that care for migrants, Ramos provides a service that no Mexican or American government agency or NGO will. She absorbs the worst stories anybody has ever heard, full of rape and severed body parts and murdered children, and then she explains that any migrant who walks up to a U.S. border gate declaring fear of persecution has a legal right to apply for asylum.
Read the full article on The California Sunday Magazine website.
Ramos majored in anthropology at Bryn Mawr, and minored in English.