Kara Blomquist (B.A. 2016, Baylor University; J.D. expected 2019, Texas Law) will intern this summer with the Immigration Practice of The Bronx Defenders. The Bronx Defenders pioneered the holistic model of public defense. As the seventh Charles Moyer Human Rights Fellow, Kara will be working with the Immigration Practice to represent immigrants in removal proceedings, through the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, and to advise immigrant clients of the potential immigration consequences of cases they have pending in other courts.
While at Texas Law, Kara has focused on immigrants’ rights and criminal justice issues. She has participated in the Immigrant Family Detention Legal Assistance Project, in which students help detained immigrants prepare for their credible fear interviews—one of the first steps in the U.S. asylum process. She is a Teaching Quizmaster and a part of the Texas Law Review. Next year, she will be on the board of the Public Interest Law Association and Texas Law Fellowships. After graduation, Kara hopes to continue to serve the immigrant population through a career in public interest law.