Gilbert Cavazos

  • Hosted by Catholic Charities Dallas
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, Catholic Charities of Dallas, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Service location Dallas, Texas
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2016
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Gilbert helped immigrant children who have crossed the U.S. border, without a parent or guardian, navigate complex immigration court proceedings. Fellows represent children in immigration removal proceedings, as well as before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and state court proceedings related to a child’s immigration case. Responsibilities include screening clients for trauma, abuse, and trafficking and making referrals to additional services as appropriate.


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Priscilla Villarreal

Host: Catholic Charities Dallas

Sponsor: AmeriCorps, Catholic Charities, U.S. Department of Justice

Felix Montanez

Host: Catholic Charities Legal Services

Sponsor: AmeriCorps, Catholic Charities Legal Services, U.S. Department of Justice

Joshua Medina

Host: University of Alabama School of Law

Sponsor: AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice

Jimmy Leyva

Host: Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

Sponsor: AmeriCorps, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, U.S. Department of Justice