Yadira Sanchez is an undocumented and abolitionist Bay Area Campaign Strategist with the CA Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance. She has been organizing against the criminalization of undocumented people since 2015 when Immigration and Customs Enforcement kidnapped her grandfather. Since then, her commitment is to the vision of liberation and justice. Yadira works at the intersection of criminalization and immigration to address the increased rates of incarceration and detention of immigrants. Yadira's work is to stop deportations, advocate to end the collaboration between local law enforcement and ICE and invest in youth leadership development. In the past, Yadira has worked in advocacy for equitable access to public education for undocumented immigrant students. Her hope is to live in a world where communities can thrive not just survive.
Yadira immigrated with her family from Mexico D.F. in search for better opportunities. She grew up in Pico Rivera, CA in a predominantly Latinx immigrant community. Yadira graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Latinx Studies. Most recently Yadira was honored with an award from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for her tireless work in the immigrant community.