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Impacts of COVID-19 on Immigrant Communities


Speaker(s): Eunice Hyunhye Cho, Shiu-Ming Cheer, Tanya Broder
Recorded on: Apr. 27, 2020
PLI Program #: 299915

Eunice Hyunhye Cho is a Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU National Prison Project. Eunice’s work focuses on challenging unconstitutional conditions in U.S. immigration detention facilities and the expansion of immigration detention. Prior to joining the NPP, Eunice was a Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Washington, where she litigated cases involving the rights of immigrants in detention, incarcerated people, and students with disabilities.  She also worked as a Staff Attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she litigated cases related to immigration enforcement abuse and prison conditions, and authored several reports regarding abuses in immigration detention and immigration court adjudication, including Shadow Prisons: Immigration Detention in the South.  She was a Skadden Fellow, and later a Staff Attorney, at the National Employment Law Center, focusing on issues affecting immigrant workers.

Eunice received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Following graduation, she clerked for Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is proficient in Spanish and Korean, and is a former community organizer.


Ms. Broder specializes in the laws and policies affecting access to health care, public benefits, education and other services for low-income immigrants across the United States. She writes articles, provides technical assistance, co-counsels on litigation, and presents trainings to legal and social service providers, government agencies, legislative staff, educators and community-based organizations. Before joining NILC in 1996, she worked as a policy analyst for the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights and as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Alameda County in Oakland. Ms. Broder holds a juris doctor from Yale Law School.