User Profile for Cecilia Munoz (cmunoz )
Bio: Cecilia Muñoz was born in Detroit, Michigan. Her parents came to the U.S. from La Paz, Bolivia. As an undergraduate student, she attended the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. As a graduate student, she attended the University of California-Berkeley. Currently, she is the Vice President of the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation at the National Council of La Raza. Muñoz, 37, is a leader in immigration and civil rights policy and is a major force in such issues as the legalization of undocumented immigrants, family-based immigration rights, and access to welfare benefits and education. Her accomplishments include working as the head of Legalization Outreach Programs (Catholic Charities) in Chicago in 1996, Muñoz assisted 5,000 immigrants obtain U.S. citizenship. In this organization, she continues to work as an advocate and activist against discrimination, inhumane welfare reform for immigrants, and inhumane immigration policy. Muñoz has also spoken against anti-immigration groups.
Joined: Mar 11 '08
Last login: Mar 11 '08