Anthony Enriquez is the Director of the Unaccompanied Minors Program at Catholic Charities Community Services. He leads a team of over forty legal and social services professionals united by a mission to protect the rights of young immigrants to make informed decisions about their lives. Annually, they aid thousands of young immigrants facing family separation, government detention, and deportation by providing pro bono know-your-rights presentations, legal screenings, and legal representation. Their work has been featured in platforms such as MSNBC, the New York Times, and National Public Radio.
Previous to his position at Catholic Charities, Enriquez advocated for the end of abusive immigration detention practices by litigating challenges to immigration detention in the federal courts as a Equal Justice Works Emerson Fellow at the Immigrant Defense Project. He served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Southern District of New York, a Chadbourne & Parke Fellow at The Door, and a research intern in the Americas Division at Human Rights Watch.