Join me in welcoming Josue Damian-Martinez as the new Immigrant Rights Advocate Intern. Josue will be leading groups during visitations at the Hutto Detention Center. Visitors will also hear from Josue often, as he will be sending out Friday resources and support visitation volunteers in organizing for real change at the Hutto Detention Center.
Josue is currently enrolled at St. Edward’s University as a junior majoring in political science. Josue is a DACA recipient and the co-founder of Monarchs on the Hilltop, an organization for the undocumented student community. Josue plans to attend grad school after graduation to study public policy and eventually make his way into local government. Josue is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and his proximity to immigration issues motivates him to advocate for individuals affected by our current immigration policies.
In New Mexico, Josue worked with an organization called Earth Care where he worked to mobilize Latino, African-American, and Native-American youth for environmental and economic, local policy change within the city. When he is not studying or working, Josue is either socializing with friends or making inspiring music that will positively impact his community. Josue is outgoing and always excited to meet new people and build strong relationships that will last a lifetime.