MEGAN TURNGREN

MEGAN TURNGREN

LEGAL DIRECTOR

 

202-349-0656

[email protected]

Megan brings nearly two decades of direct legal services experience and significant leadership, project management, and organizational skills.

Megan worked with Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), beginning as a staff attorney in 2012. Megan became the Managing Attorney for CLINICs Religious Immigration Services section in 2018. For the past six months, Megan served as the Federal Advocacy Liaison at CLINIC, providing case assistance services to more than 400 affiliates, creating a bridge between the nation’s largest network of nonprofit immigration legal services providers and the government.  Prior to CLINIC, Megan served as a public defender in Johnson City, Tennessee

Ayuda's Response to Busing of Migrants

Since April 2022, Ayuda has been working to help coordinate the humanitarian response as the governors of Texas and Arizona continue to send thousands of migrants on buses to Washington, D.C.

We are providing culturally and linguistically specific legal, social and language access services to newly arriving migrants. These services include case management and intake support, interpretation, as well as the provision of food, clothing, hygiene kits, prepaid cell phones, medical supplies, and paid shelter.

Our legal team is providing individualized legal orientations for migrants explaining the immigration system and helping them be aware of their rights and responsibilities.  

“Immigrants are first and foremost, human beings. They deserve respect and compassion, and Ayuda will continue to do what we do best – provide holistic support to those in need in our communities.” - Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

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