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Eloise Ayala

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Eloise Ayala

Eloise Ayala

Name of Host Organization: Legal Aid Service Of Collier County
City, State: Naples, Florida
Issue area: Immigrant Populations, Children/Youth
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice, Legal Aid Service Of Collier County

The Project

Representing unaccompanied minors before the Immigration Judge with the ultimate goal of obtaining a cancellation of removal.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
There are a large number of children coming into the United States by themselves, who have no means to obtain proper representation. In addition, Pro Bono and free legal services are at top capacity with these types of cases, making it even more difficult to obtain representation.
The Right Person For This Project
Eloise is the right person for the project because: • Her parents were immigrants so she has seen the hard work and needs of the population • She is passionate about using her position to helping immigrants