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Laura Barrera

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Laura Barrera

Laura Barrera

Name of Host Organization: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic
City, State: Las Vegas, Nevada
Issue area: Immigrant Populations, Children/Youth
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice, Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic

The Project

Identify forms of relief for UAC clients and represent them in various stages of their cases. This includes at family court, immigration court and the asylum office.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
There are many children in immigration proceedings in Las Vegas that are not represented by attorneys. This program helps meet that need and significantly increases the chances of getting an immigration status for these children.
The Right Person For This Project
Laura is the right person for the project because:
• She has experience working with refugees and asylum seekers as a student attorney
• She is committed to advancing and protecting immigrant rights.
• Her French and Spanish language skill help her communicate efficiently with clients