Grace Meng, senior researcher in the US Program at Human Rights Watch, investigates abuses in the US immigration system, with a particular focus on intersections with the criminal justice system. Her reports have covered such issues as sexual violence and harassment experienced by farmworker women and girls; abuses following enactment of Alabama’s anti-immigrant law; the steep rise in criminal prosecutions of migrants for illegally entering the United States often in an attempt to reunite with their families or to flee persecution; and how deportations for drug offenses have torn US families apart.
Before joining Human Rights Watch, Meng practiced immigration law and advocated for low-income immigrant workers with the Asian Law Caucus. Meng is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.
- CommentaryPublished in Politico