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Rubi Rodriguez


ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project


Rubi Rodriguez is a paralegal with the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. Before joining the ACLU, Rubi worked as the New York Volunteer Coordinator at the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, a non-profit that promotes the best interest of unaccompanied immigrant children and advocates for a dedicated children’s immigrant justice system. Through the Young Center, she also served as a Child Advocate (guardian ad litem) for detained immigrant children. Prior to that position, she was the Executive Assistant at Chhaya CDC, a small community development organization dedicated to empowering the South Asian immigrant community in Jackson Heights, New York. As an undergraduate, she interned at the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta and worked on multiple research projects that focused on the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant workers. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia where she majored in international affairs and anthropology.