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Christina Fialho

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Co-Founder & Executive Director of "Freedom for Immigrants"

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 Christina Fialho Biography

Christina Fialho is the Co-Founder/Executive Director of Freedom For Immigrants. Initially named Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), the organization changed its name in 2018. Christina is an attorney and immigration detention expert, and she has been awarded the 2016 Ashoka Fellowship and the 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship in recognition of her innovation and entrepreneurship. She also is a recipient of the 2018 James Irvine Leadership Award and the 2013 Rockwood Fellowship for a New California.

Christina has spent nearly 15 years advocating for immigrants.

Prior to starting Freedom for Immigrants, Christina assisted in defending immigrants from detention and deportation, with a focus on representing LGBTQ asylum seekers. She has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Immigration Courts. She also worked as a program coordinator for Upwardly Global in San Francisco and a research fellow for the Global Detention Project in Geneva, Switzerland. In college, she worked as an ESL teacher in England, and she volunteered at Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement Program and at LifeMoves Julian Street Inn. While in law school, she co-founded the first visitation program in the state with Christina Mansfield at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond.

Christina is based in Los Angeles, and she serves on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California. Previously, she served as the first Social Entrepreneur in Residence at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management, on the Steering Committee of the Detention Watch Network for six years, and she was appointed to the California Bar Association’s Civil Justice Strategies Task Force.

Christina speaks internationally on immigration detention issues. Her media appearances include MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber, Hardball with Chris Matthews, NBC, CBS, NPR’s All Things Considered, and many other national television and radio programs. In 2017, she was featured in Grammy-winning artist Miguel's music video, “Now,” and in 2019, her organization was featured in Season 7 of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. Her work also has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, BBC News, Associated Press, Rolling Stone Magazine, Teen Vogue, la Repubblica, and on Univision and Telemundo, among others. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and she has written for the Los Angeles Times, InStyle Magazine, Forbes, USA Today, Washington Times, The Hill, among others. Her scholarly writings, published by Oxford University Press, the Forced Migration Review, and Springer Publishing, have focused on the intersection of international and immigration law.

Christina has worked to introduce and pass several state and federal laws such as the Dignity Not Detention Act in California (passed 2017) and a bill to abolish private prisons in California (passed 2019) as well as and the Detention Oversight Not Expansion (DONE) Act in Congress, introduced in both houses in 2018 and 2019.

Christina is a member of the California State Bar.

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Christina Fialho

5 out of 5

Co-Founder & Executive Director of "Freedom for Immigrants"

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Christina Fialho Biography

Christina Fialho is the Co-Founder/Executive Director of Freedom For Immigrants. Initially named Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), the organization changed its name in 2018. Christina is an attorney and immigration detention expert, and she has been awarded the 2016 Ashoka Fellowship and the 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship in recognition of her innovation and entrepreneurship. She also is a recipient of the 2018 James Irvine Leadership Award and the 2013 Rockwood Fellowship for a New California.

Christina has spent nearly 15 years advocating for immigrants.

Prior to starting Freedom for Immigrants, Christina assisted in defending immigrants from detention and deportation, with a focus on representing LGBTQ asylum seekers. She has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Immigration Courts. She also worked as a program coordinator for Upwardly Global in San Francisco and a research fellow for the Global Detention Project in Geneva, Switzerland. In college, she worked as an ESL teacher in England, and she volunteered at Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement Program and at LifeMoves Julian Street Inn. While in law school, she co-founded the first visitation program in the state with Christina Mansfield at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond.

Christina is based in Los Angeles, and she serves on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California. Previously, she served as the first Social Entrepreneur in Residence at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management, on the Steering Committee of the Detention Watch Network for six years, and she was appointed to the California Bar Association’s Civil Justice Strategies Task Force.

Christina speaks internationally on immigration detention issues. Her media appearances include MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber, Hardball with Chris Matthews, NBC, CBS, NPR’s All Things Considered, and many other national television and radio programs. In 2017, she was featured in Grammy-winning artist Miguel's music video, “Now,” and in 2019, her organization was featured in Season 7 of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. Her work also has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, BBC News, Associated Press, Rolling Stone Magazine, Teen Vogue, la Repubblica, and on Univision and Telemundo, among others. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and she has written for the Los Angeles Times, InStyle Magazine, Forbes, USA Today, Washington Times, The Hill, among others. Her scholarly writings, published by Oxford University Press, the Forced Migration Review, and Springer Publishing, have focused on the intersection of international and immigration law.

Christina has worked to introduce and pass several state and federal laws such as the Dignity Not Detention Act in California (passed 2017) and a bill to abolish private prisons in California (passed 2019) as well as and the Detention Oversight Not Expansion (DONE) Act in Congress, introduced in both houses in 2018 and 2019.

Christina is a member of the California State Bar.

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  • How much does it cost to book Christina Fialho?

    Booking fees for Christina Fialho, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Christina Fialho, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Christina Fialho?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Christina Fialho for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christina Fialho for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Christina Fialho or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Christina Fialho or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Christina Fialho is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Christina Fialho for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Christina Fialho generally travels from Southern California, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jim Abbott, Robyn Benincasa, Gloria Borger, Anthony Anderson and Linda Alvarado. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Christina Fialho for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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