Unsung America: Immigrant Trailblazers and Our Fight for Freedom (Immigrant Reform in America, People of Color, Migrants)

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About the Author

Prerna Lal (born 14 December 1984) is a naturalized United States citizen, born and raised in Fiji Islands with roots in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lal is an Indo-Fijian attorney, based in the Bay Area, California. Lal is also a founder of DreamActivist, an online advocacy network led by undocumented youth. Through the use of social media, Lal has been credited for organising an online network to stop the deportations of undocumented youth and is well known as one of the pivotal figures and leaders of the DREAM Act movement.[2] A clinical law professor, Lal is a frequent writer on immigration, racial justice, sexual orientation, and how these forces intersect. Lal is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School, and works as an immigration attorney.

Allegra M. McLeod received a J.D. from Yale Law School, Ph.D. and M.A. from Stanford University and B.A. with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Scripps College of the Claremont Consortium. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in political theory at Stanford University. Prior to coming to Georgetown, McLeod practiced immigration and criminal law at the California-Mexico border as an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow and staff attorney with the ABA Immigration Justice Project, an organization she helped to create. She has taught political theory at Stanford University, served as a consulting attorney with the Stanford Immigrants' Rights and Criminal Defense Clinics, worked with the ACLU National Prison Project and clerked for Judge M. Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Her publications appear in the Georgetown Law Journal, California Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Yale Law & Policy Review, Harvard Unbound, and American Criminal Law Review.


"Deeply insightful and intentionally detailed -- Prerna Lal has conceived a text that breaks down the inner workings of the United States immigration system and the impact it has had on the lives of countless immigrants and families. Lal lays out a timeline both old and new, that vividly chronicles the birth and impact of certain policies, views, and opinions within the realm of immigration policy." -Juan Escalante, Digital Campaigns Manager at FWD.us
Over the years, Prerna's role in "the movement" has changed. They were an organizer and activist who fundamentally changed how undocumented youth organized to fight deportations online, and now they're an immigration attorney and author. But no matter their role, they have been a thorn in the side of anyone who expects tidy, flattened narratives about immigrants. Unsung America, like much of Prerna's other work, pushes us to interrogate our violent immigration system and also uplifts the people whose contributions are too often erased. This is the book we all need to be reading right now." -Tina Vasquez, Senior Immigration Reporter at Rewire News