By Stacy Martin, LIRS Vice President for Mission Advancement
We’re excited that Michelle Brané, a powerful advocate for the rights of detained migrants and the Director of the Detention and Asylum program at the Women’s Refugee Commission, has been named the winner of the eleventh annual Daniel Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Immigration Law.
Brané, who will receive the honor on June 13 at the annual American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference in Nashville, has been a wonderful partner in promoting alternatives to detention. She advanced the LIRS mission as Director of our Access to Justice unit. We’re also grateful to her for co-chairing Detention Watch Network’s Alternatives to Detention action team, and for providing input to LIRS and Presbyterian Church USA as we’ve developed our new Community Support Network.
Congratulations, Michelle, and thank you for your tireless work!
Image credit: Women’s Refugee Commission