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In "No Human Is Illegal," an attorney bears witness to immigrants' struggles for dignity

Portrait by Alejandra Piquer




On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with immigration attorney J.J. Mulligan Sepúlveda about his book No Human is Illegal: An Attorney on the Front Lines of the Immigration War.

Mulligan writes about visiting border detention centers, defending undocumented immigrants in court, and offering legal servies at JFK to represent people turned away at the gates during the Trump administration's travel ban. What's involved in navigating the US immigration system today and what would real reform look like?


J.J. Mulligan Sepúlveda, attorney at the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of California Davis School of Law, former Immigrant Justice Corps fellow, and author of No Human Is Illegal

Web Resources:

HuffPost: Florida Detention Center Expands, Packing In Migrant Children ‘Like Sardines’

South Dakota Public Broadcasting: Immigration Attorney Speaks Out In "No Human Is Illegal"


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.