Hayley Upshaw

  • Hosted by Legal Services for Children
  • Sponsored by The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
  • Service location San Francisco, California
  • Law school Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Some of the unaccompanied immigrant children in San Francisco need legal assistance to enter the foster care system. Almost all of them require education advocacy and immigration assistance. Hayley’s project provided education, immigration, and dependency advocacy for these youth. Additionally, Hayley represented them in individual cases, created bilingual “know your rights” pamphlets regarding issues that frequently arise with unaccompanied minors, and provided outreach and trainings.

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