Andrea Crumrine, Esq. (2016-2018 Fellow)
Andrea Crumrine, Esq. is The Holly Skolnick Greenberg Traurig Fellow and a member of the Detention Program team. Andrea advocates for detained asylum-seekers held in ICE custody at the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach, Florida. At BTC, Andrea conducts weekly Know Your Rights presentations and individual intakes for direct representation to prepare detainees for removal proceedings before the immigration court and credible fear interviews with the USCIS Asylum Office. Andrea’s work on the ground at BTC will inform the national Detention Watch Network and other advocacy organizations as to trends and conditions in immigration detention. Andrea is sponsored by the Holly Skolnick Greenberg Traurig Fellowship and Equal Justice Works.
Andrea graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in May of 2016. Andrea was a Student Director and Student Attorney with the Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic at the Center for New Americans. Andrea also was a Minnesota Justice Foundation Pro Bono Law Clerk at Maslon LLP, an Outside Articles Editor for the Journal of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, Judicial Law Clerk for Judge M. Jacqueline Regis for the Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota, Civil Division Law Clerk for the City of Minneapolis Attorney’s Office, Committee Member of Minnesota Women Lawyers, Research Assistant to Professor June Carbone of the University of Minnesota Law School, Board Member for the University of Minnesota Law School Women’s Law Student Association and Member of the Minnesota Justice Foundation. Andrea is originally from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota with honors and double majored in political science and Spanish studies. Andrea speaks Spanish fluently. She studied abroad in Cotacachi and Quito, Ecuador during undergrad where she assisted indigenous women with microfinance planning and advocacy.