Grassroots Leadership is pleased to welcome Claudia Muñoz to our Austin staff as our immigration Projects Director.
Claudia was born and raised in Monterrey, México and has called Texas home since 2001. After her nephew was detained by ICE, Claudia began to organize with other undocumented youth nationwide to secure his release and demand dignity for all immigrants. Since graduating from Prairie View A&M University in 2009, Claudia has worked for various labor and immigrant rights organizations throughout the country.
“As an undocumented woman, I am directly impacted by the unjust laws and practices of our immigration system, but I have seen and experienced the power of community organizing and truly believe that as community members, we can protect and empower each other" Claudia said. "I am humbled to join Grassroots Leadership and the Austin community in the fight against the mass incarceration, deportation, and criminalization agenda that plagues the daily lives of millions of people in this country”