Oliver Merino, IJN Coordinator

Oliver Merino

IJN Coordinator

Oliver joined the ILRC in July 2019 as coordinator for the Immigrant Justice Network, where he fights against immigrant criminalization and advocates for policies that ensure our communities are free from deportation and imprisonment. Prior to joining ILRC, Oliver organized with immigrant and working class communities in North Carolina and Virginia. Besides working in the immigration field, Oliver was a museum educator, doing exhibit development and community engagement. He graduated from Johnson C. Smith University where he studied African American History. Oliver has hopes of one day writing a fiction book.