Observing The Election As An Aspiring Immigrant Rights Attorney
As millions of American citizens took to the polls to elect Donald Trump, millions of others watched the election process with bated breath. As an election observer in Cleveland, Alexandra Jarymowycz had a front row seat.
Her job was to give support to voters who felts their rights were being violated. But as an aspiring immigrant rights attorney who emigrated herself from Canada to the United States, the election and its aftermath felt more personal.
She wrote about watching America’s democratic process unfold in a piece posted on Medium. She joins us to talk about exploring her personal experience with immigration and identity and figures out how she might prepare for her future as a young lawyer in Trump’s America.