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Nara Gonczigsuren has been a passionate advocate for immigrants since the days when she was a student. Prior to law school, she worked as an immigrants’ rights organizer mobilizing the immigrant community through campaigns and community education programs locally and in Washington, D.C. As a law student, she was highly active as an immigration law clerk at a family-based immigration law firm, as a volunteer and legal intern for the ACLU of Michigan, and as a Student Advocate in the Detroit Mercy Law Immigration Law Clinic. Her deep compassion for the experiences of immigrants is rooted in her firsthand experiences with the legal immigration system. “Too often,” she says, “the immigrant community consults with attorneys who lack the personal experience in the very issues for which they advocate. I am uniquely positioned to be responsive to this sensitive issue because I have first-hand experience of the complexity of immigration laws.
At FGI, Nara works with clients in the information technology sector, especially with multinational executives and managers. Successfully helping her clients to navigate the legal immigration system provides her with great satisfaction. “I know what it is like to need help,” she says. “Therefore, it is with great happiness and understanding that I lend a helping hand.”
Nara also served as President of the Detroit Mercy Law Immigration Law Association and of the Detroit Mercy Law American Constitution Society, in both of which she hosted discussions on topics such as the 100-Mile-Zone Border Policy, Undocumented Immigrants’ Rights, and Climate Migration. She also moderated a panel on “Immigration Advocacy in an Anti-Immigrant World” and was invited to speak about the human effect of immigration policy at the National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference.
Nara earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Juris Doctor from Detroit Mercy Law. In her spare time, Nara enjoys dance, travel, and vegan cuisine.