Erica Bryant

Erica Bryant is a senior writer in Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice. Her work focuses on ensuring due process for people who are in immigration proceedings, and decreasing the numbers of immigrants held in detention.

Before joining Vera, Erica spent 16 years as a reporter, columnist and editorial board member at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, her hometown newspaper. Her work revealed how broken systems – immigration, education, and criminal justice-- impact the vulnerable.

Erica’s investigations showed the cruel treatment of undocumented dairy workers, the pain of family separation, violation of immigrant rights, and the senselessness of an immigration policy that forces people to risk their lives to provide badly needed labor. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in English and French literature from Boston University.