Michelle Mora Rueda-Roberti
Name of Host Organization: inMotion, Inc.
City, State: New York, New York
Issue area: Immigrant Populations
Sponsors: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Michelle empowered immigrant victims of gender violence with knowledge of their rights and represented them in removal proceedings to help prevent their deportation and keep them together with their families.
Need Addressed By Project
Through her previous volunteer work, Michelle realized how many people lack access to legal representation and the knowledge that they can seek protection within the legal system. Through her project, Michelle helped increase legal representation of immigrant victims of gender violence in removal proceedings by equipping pro bono attorneys with the tools necessary to handle these complex cases.