Eliana Kaimowitz

  • Hosted by California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
  • Sponsored by Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Service location Sacramento, California
  • Law school University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Issue area Family Law, Farmworkers, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2010
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Eliana’s project¬†focused on protecting parental rights and reducing the trauma for children whose parents were, without warning, taken away by immigration, detained and possibly deported. She served immigrant families in rural poor communities in the greater Sacramento region by helping parents understand their rights and legal options; helping them develop plans for the care of their children in the event they are separated; and drafting legal documents, (e.g. guardianship) for those parents who choose to leave their children in the U.S.

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