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Award-winning immigration attorney Luis Mancheno is featured in Episode 6 of the documentary series “REFUGE: finding home.” The 25-minute episode shares the powerful story of Luis Mancheno, who endured, in his native Ecuador, six months of conversion therapy with an anti-gay therapist, years of abuse, and an attempt on his life. After fleeing to the U.S. in 2008, Mancheno became an immigration attorney at the Bronx Defenders and now fights for the lives of other refugees. The episode includes coverage of Mancheno fighting President Trump’s Travel Ban against people from Muslim-majority countries.
Luis Mancheno is an award-winning immigration attorney based in New York. For more than half a decade, he has represented people detained and facing immigration proceedings in the United States. Mancheno was granted asylum in the United States in 2009 due to suffering extreme violence in Ecuador, including being the victim of conversion therapy and a murder attempt due to his sexual orientation. His immigration story and his work as an attorney have been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, CBS News, Huffington Post, Them and others. In 2017, he was selected as a New Yorker of the Year by the New York Times, as one of the 30 LGBTQ change-makers and rising stars in the country by NBC News, and as the LGBTQ activist of the year by the New York City Comptroller’s Office. Mancheno’s writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vox, CBS News, The Huffington Post, Public Radio International, and The Providence Journal. Mancheno is also one of the producers and the expert host of Martes De “Migra” (Immigration Tuesdays), a weekly community education segment on NY1Noticias, a local Spanish television channel in New York. Mancheno habla Español.
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