Carlos Yañez Navarro


Carlos Alberto is a DACAmented PhD student in the Jackson School of International Studies focusing on domestic migrant rights, the evolving mechanisms of deportation, and the expanding border infrastructure. At the UWCHR, Carlos joins the Immigrant Rights team in observing implementation of laws and tracking abuses in immigrant detention. Prior to joining UWHCR, Carlos was a community organizer involved in immigration advocacy at the local/ federal level and was a legal assistant and Department of Justice accredited representative working with asylum seekers suffering from mental health issues under the Franco Gonzales class litigation suit. In his free time, Carlos enjoys going to the gym and practicing the many languages he speaks including Portuguese, French, Persian and Arabic in conjunction with his native Spanish.