Yusra Khafagi is the Immigrants’ Rights Advocate at CAIR-LA. Yusra obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree 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 the University of California, Irvine, cemented her passion for social justice work.
After college, she immediately started working at CAIR-LA as the Leadership Development Coordinator. In this role she promoted civic engagement among American Muslims by administering educational programs such as the Muslim Gamechangers Network, Bridging Communities, Becoming Agents of Change, and the Muslim Youth Leadership Program.
She has received community organizing training from the James Lawson Institute, YVote, PICO and Harvard professors under the WISE Summit.
After participating in an intensive immigration law training administered through World Relief and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, she transitioned to CAIR-LA’s Immigrants’ Rights Center (IRC), where she currently provides legal and administrative support on a variety of IRC’s cases and projects.