Adrianna Torres-García, Program Coordinator
Adrianna obtained a Master of Arts in Social Work, Concentration on Social Administration, from The University of Chicago in 2018, and a Baccalaureate of Arts in Psychology from Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras in 2012. Originally from Levittown in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, she has an extensive background in social and scientific research, as well as experience in policy and advocacy in nonprofit organizations. She began her involvement in the field of immigration as a Child Advocate for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights in Chicago, and as a volunteer for UChicago’s School of Social Service Administration’s End Family Detention Project and the Dilley Pro Bono Project at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Adrianna is interested in the intersections of policy advocacy, law, research and community organizing as a tool for the empowerment of the immigrant community. Within this work she values the frameworks of abolition, intersectional feminism and decolonial practice.
Alexandra Santos Bocheciamp, Staff Attorney
Alexandra is a Staff Attorney at Free Migration Project. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a concentration in law and society from the University of Puerto Rico. She also received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 2020. While attending law school, she worked as a paralegal at a Washington, D.C. based law firm assisting with disaster recovery litigation.
She became interested in the legal representation of indigent asylum seekers, after participating in the International Exchange Program at the University of Connecticut School of Law. This experience led to volunteering as an interpreter to assist detained asylum seekers in York County Prison, Pennsylvania. She later participated in the University of Puerto Rico’s Immigration Law Clinic, where she provided legal services to immigrants with affirmative petitions and in removal proceedings. Before joining the Free Migration Project, she worked as a law clerk for Aldea – The People’s Justice Center, a nonprofit immigration legal services organization in Pennsylvania. Alexandra is particularly interested in deportation and removal defense work.
David Bennion, Executive Director
David Bennion is a practicing immigration attorney and the executive director of Free Migration Project. Prior to founding Free Migration Project in 2016, David worked as a staff attorney at nonprofit legal services organizations in Brooklyn and Philadelphia and later managed a solo immigration law practice. David graduated from New York University School of Law in 2004.