Cassandra Lopez

  • Hosted by Centro Legal de la Raza
  • Sponsored by Morgan Miller Blair
  • Service location Oakland, California
  • Law school University of California, Davis School of Law
  • Issue area Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Immigrant families increasingly face the chilling prospect of detention or deportation of a loved one. ICE raids have destroyed the lives of many immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for decades. The worst consequences of this nightmare can be avoided. Many detainees are eligible for permanent immigration relief. Through know-your-rights presentations and legal representation, the project focused on reuniting families, preventing unnecessary detentions and arrests, and educating the detained population about their rights.

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