Militza M. Pagán joined the Shriver Center in 2017 as a Skadden Fellow to advocate on behalf of domestic workers through litigation, policy advocacy, community outreach, and legal training for legal services providers. During law school, Militza was a Peggy Browning Fund Fellow at Raise the Floor Alliance and externed for Chief Judge Rubén Castillo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Before law school, Militza was Deputy Director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and an AmeriCorps Fellow at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Militza received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent School of Law. She currently sits on the Public Interest Law Initiative Alumni Network Council and the Chicago Chapter of the American Constitution Society.
All people, including low-wage workers, are entitled to enjoy fundamental human rights.
Under this inhumane new standard, immigration officials could turn away immigrants who have received assistance from a variety of safety net programs.