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Jose Chapa

Legislative Campaign Coordinator
Rural Migrant Ministry

Jose is originally from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and as a youth worked and traveled with his family as a migrant farmworker in the fields of the panhandle of Texas and Iowa. He graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut where he majored in American Studies with a concentration in Ethnic Studies. Jose worked as a paralegal and accredited representative focusing on immigration in South Texas where he provided know your rights presentations and screened children and teenagers from Central America for potential legal relief and worked with detained and non-detained adults in deportation proceedings in New York City. Jose also has experience as a community and union organizer and in public relations.