Monica Ramsy


Monica (she/her) is the Litigation Fellow with the Immigrant Rights program, focusing on cases challenging the detention and deportation of Southeast Asian and other immigrant communities targeted for policing and immigration enforcement. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she participated in the California Asylum Representation Clinic, the East Bay Community Law Center Immigration Unit, and the Center for Race & Gender. Monica also participated in the Womxn of Color Collective, the Middle Eastern Law Students Association, The Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy, and The California Law Review during her time at UC Berkeley. Prior to law school, Monica received her B.A. in Gender Studies from the University of Southern California and worked as a sexual health educator for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. Her role at Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus is made possible by the Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellowship and the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC) Law Foundation Fellowship.

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There are more than 5.6 million Syrian refugees in the world. And since Trump’s Muslim Ban went into effect, they haven't been allowed into the United States. Asmaa and Ramez, a Syrian couple, speak with AJ+ host Yara Elmjouie about how they were directly impacted while cooking fatteh, a traditional dish.

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