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Felix Montanez

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Felix Montanez

Felix Montanez

Name of Host Organization: Catholic Charities Legal Services
City, State: Miami, Florida
Issue area: Immigrant Populations, Children/Youth
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice, Catholic Charities Legal Services

The Project

Represent unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
Serves vulnerable populations that has low income and often cannot afford an attorney but that is facing deportation.
The Right Person For This Project
Felix is the right person for the job because:
• He has spent a year working in immigration court, and has gained experience representing children in proceedings
• He has a background in family law and defending low-income populations in civil proceedings when he worked at Legal Aid in Georgia