Camila Antelo Iriarte assists Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC on his book about immigration, focusing on both the issue and the spirituality of the individual. Antelo and Rev. Groody are also working on short and long term strategies to help the Amazon. Her research started primarily focused on immigration, asylum seekers, and awareness. Following the devastating fires in Antelo’s home country, Bolivia, she included the Amazon as a priority and joined Rev. Groody in his fight for environmental protection, native rights, respect, and preservation. 

Antelo also assists Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC on his research about the Machuca project and the preparation for a regional conference on educational policy. 

Antelo participated in the development and writing process of a policy brief about how to stop forced migration from Central America in Antigua, Guatemala; later, she presented it in Washington D.C. to senior staff of Congress, Senate, Homeland Security, and Department of State. She spent 10 weeks giving legal assistance to female asylum seekers detained at the Karnes Detention Center in Karnes, Texas during the summer of 2019. She saw around 120 women and is now working with the support of Professor Brian S. Collier on a project to share the stories she heard and what she saw while working 10 hours a day in those tough conditions.

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