Yusra Khafagi is the Immigrants’ Rights Advocate at the Council on American-Islamic Relations Los Angeles office (CAIR-LA). She provides legal and administrative support on cases and projects for the organization’s Immigrants’ Rights Center (IRC). Yusra received her BA in international studies at the University of California, Irvine in 2016. Her campus activism through the Muslim Student Union, Students for Justice in Palestine, and the Associated Students of UC Irvine cemented her passion for social justice work.
After graduating, she joined CAIR-LA as the Leadership Development Coordinator. In this role she promoted civic engagement among American Muslims through educational programs such as the Muslim Gamechangers Network, Bridging Communities, Becoming Agents of Change, and the Muslim Youth Leadership Program. She transitioned to her current role after receiving intensive immigration law training through World Relief and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. She has also trained in community organizing with the James Lawson Institute, YVote, PICO and Harvard University professors under the WISE Summit.