Alaide Vilchis Ibarra
Program Director for Migration Policy, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Alaide Vilchis Ibarra is the Program Director for Migration Policy at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), where she coordinates with international and national experts in affected communities to advocate for fair and compassionate policies. Alaide is a DREAMer who became a United States citizen in 2014. She found her voice as an immigration advocate testifying in the Kansas legislature to protect access to education for immigrants and continued to work as a state-level advocate before moving to advocacy at the federal level.