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Appointment of Commissioner Rochelle Mercedes Garza by President Joe Biden

Washington, DC -- On March 17th, 2023, Rochelle Garza was officially sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by Staff Director Mauro Morales. President Joe Biden appointed Rochelle Garza as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Rochelle Garza is an attorney from the Rio Grande Valley currently serving as President of the Texas Civil Rights Project, one of the most influential legal organizations dedicated to empowering Texas communities and creating policy changes in the state. Rochelle has spent her legal career fighting for the civil rights of children, immigrants, and families and has expertise in immigration, family, criminal and constitutional law. Her work has had broad impacts on civil rights including the health care of women.

Commissioners of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights serve six-year terms.

Commission Staff Director, Mauro Morales stated: “We are honored to welcome Commissioner Rochelle Garza to be a part of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Her years of exceptional policy-making experience in civil rights will make Commissioner Garza a solid addition to our slate of Commissioners. We look forward to incorporating her extensive expertise in civil rights law to progress the mission of the Commission and develop comprehensive civil rights policy.”

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