Observing The Election As An Aspiring Immigrant Rights Attorney

An election worker hands a voting receipt to a voter at a polling station in Chicago. A federal judge has scaled back Election Day voter registration for highly populated areas in Illinois, a decision that sides with Republicans who claimed in a lawsuit that last year's extension of same-day registration is unconstitutional.
An election worker hands a voting receipt to a voter at a polling station in Chicago. A federal judge has scaled back Election Day voter registration for highly populated areas in Illinois, a decision that sides with Republicans who claimed in a lawsuit that last year's extension of same-day registration is unconstitutional. M. Spencer Greene / AP Photo
An election worker hands a voting receipt to a voter at a polling station in Chicago. A federal judge has scaled back Election Day voter registration for highly populated areas in Illinois, a decision that sides with Republicans who claimed in a lawsuit that last year's extension of same-day registration is unconstitutional.
An election worker hands a voting receipt to a voter at a polling station in Chicago. A federal judge has scaled back Election Day voter registration for highly populated areas in Illinois, a decision that sides with Republicans who claimed in a lawsuit that last year's extension of same-day registration is unconstitutional. M. Spencer Greene / AP Photo

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.