Immigration Law

"Saint Judy": The story of a tireless immigration lawyer's crusade for justice

CBS News, Mar. 3, 2019

"In the new movie "Saint Judy," the true story of a crusading immigration lawyer who used the courts to help make it easier for women to seek asylum, Golden Globe-nominated actress Michelle Monaghan – who has steamed up the screen with the likes of Tom Cruise ("Mission Impossible III"), Robert Downey Jr. ("Kiss Kiss Bang Bang") and Matthew McConaughey ("True Detective") –  plays a woman whose only romance is her character's love of the law.

Correspondent Lee Cowan asked Monaghan, "What was it that popped out at you [about Judy Wood]?"

"Well, I guess her tenacity, first and foremost," she replied."

"Had you heard about Judy Wood before this whole project came along?"

"No. I hadn't heard anything about Judy Wood, and I was quite nervous to meet her."

"Because why?"

"She's a force to be reckoned with!" "