Immigrants' Rights Project
Andre Segura is a senior staff attorney at the Immigrants’ Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. Andre litigates cases and engages in advocacy nationwide to protect the civil rights of immigrant communities, including challenges to President Trump’s anti-immigrant executive orders.
His practice centers on immigration enforcement abuses by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Andre’s notable cases include a class action demonstrating at trial that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office maintained a pattern and practice of racial profiling, challenges to anti-immigrant laws in six states, a damages action on behalf of 14 individuals unlawfully detained during a residential raid by federal and local officials, and a lawsuit on behalf of mothers and children held at the Artesia detention facility challenging unconstitutional policies that deny a fair asylum process.
Andre is a frequent commentator on matters relating to police practices and the rights of immigrants in both English and Spanish media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, Univision, Telemundo, The New York Times, and many others. Andre also serves as the director of Diversity and Inclusion for the ACLU’s National Legal Department.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, to Colombian immigrant parents, Andre received a B.S. in chemical engineering with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2006. He was previously a Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellow with the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program, a litigation fellow with the ACLU’s Northern California affiliate, and law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Napoleon A. Jones, Jr.