Héctor Ruiz

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Héctor Ruiz

Motivated by the recent violence in Juárez, México, across from his hometown of El Paso, Texas, Héctor is committed to serving vulnerable immigrants and refugees. During law school, Héctor traveled to Guatemala with the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies to research gender-based violence for asylum claims. He developed his legal and advocacy skills representing asylum-seekers at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, Centro Legal de la Raza, and the Central American Resource Center, and assessing refugee claims and policies from Caribbean countries with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Héctor represents LGBTQ and HIV+ individuals at Immigration Equality.