Bring Me Your Poor, Your Hungry: Is America Still the Promised Land?
April 15, 2021, 7 PM ET
Vanessa Stine, Immigrant Rights Attorney, ACLU
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Vanessa Stine leads the ACLU of Pennsylvania's immigrants' rights efforts across the state of Pennsylvania. She will talk about the immigrants' rights work that the ACLU is doing on a national level as well as locally.


Vanessa Stine joined the ACLU of Pennsylvania in September 2018 as the immigrants’ rights legal fellow. Prior to joining ACLU-PA, Vanessa was a staff attorney at Justice at Work (formerly Friends of Farmworkers), where she represented immigrant workers in employment and immigration matters.


Vanessa started her legal career with a two year Equal Justice Works Fellowship to provide free civil legal aid to victims of immigration services fraud through Justice at Work. She graduated Order of the Coif from Villanova University School of Law, where she was a Public Interest Scholar. Vanessa also holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology/anthropology from Lewis & Clark College, Philadelphia.

Founded in 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation's foremost guardian of liberty. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending and protecting our individual rights and personal freedoms. Through advocacy, education and litigation, our attorneys, advocates and volunteers work to pre-

serve and promote civil liberties including the freedom of speech, the right to privacy, reproductive freedom, and equal treatment under the law. It stands in defense of the rights of women and minorities, workers, students, immigrants, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and others who have seen bias and bigotry threaten the rights afforded to all of us in this country by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.


The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization dedicated to defending and expanding individual rights and personal freedoms throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania. Through advocacy, public education and litigation, our staff and volunteers work to preserve and enhance liberties grounded in the United States and Pennsylvania constitutions and civil rights laws. Among those liberties are freedoms of speech, religion and association; the right to petition the government; separation of church and state; the right to privacy; reproductive freedom; due process of law; the rights of the accused; and the right to equal treatment under the law.