Detention & Deportation Policy Manager

Office: Los Angeles

(213) 250-0880 ext. 110

Bruno Huizar

Bruno is a community organizer, movement builder, policy advocate, and legal worker with over 12 years of experience in community organizing, coalition building, campaign coordination, and project management. Bruno’s foundation in policy advocacy is rooted in their experience working with the University of California Student Association (UCSA). In March 2012, Bruno helped organize a 10,000-student march at the Sacramento Capitol for a statewide day of action protesting budget cuts to public education in California. Bruno assisted in planning several statewide student lobby conferences in Sacramento and national student lobby conferences in Washington D.C. where hundreds of college students were trained on legislative advocacy, issue-based campaigns, and community organizing.

Bruno worked at Lambda Legal where Bruno conducted hundreds of legal intakes and provided legal information and resources to people living with HIV and LGBTQ+ communities across the country. As Bruno helped people navigate legal crises every day, they were inspired to dedicate their career to supporting LGBTQ+ communities, immigrant communities, and communities of color by providing legal information and resources and working on advocacy campaigns to enact transformational change in the local, state, and federal levels. 

As a program manager with OneJustice, Buno worked on statewide pro bono projects to recruit, train, and mobilize attorneys, law students, and legal advocates to volunteer for in-person and virtual pro bono legal clinics providing free legal services in the areas of immigration, expungement, and housing in California. For five years, Bruno collaborated with legal aid, law firm, law school, and community partners across California and has trained hundreds of attorneys, law students, and legal staff to provide pro bono legal assistance for people seeking legal assistance with asylum, citizenship, DACA, expungement, and housing.

Bruno was raised in Los Angeles, California. Bruno graduated from the University of California, San Diego, and received a dual degree in Ethnic Studies and Political Science with a focus in International Relations. Bruno is a recent graduate of Liberty Hill Foundation’s Commissions Training Program for Emerging Leaders, a program that trains community leaders to become advocates within local government structures and prepares them to serve on city and county boards and commissions. Bruno enjoys cycling, jogging, reading, cooking, and attending live music shows.