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Roberto Flores

  • Hosted by YMCA International Services
  • Sponsored by Disaster Recovery Legal Corps
  • Service location Houston, Texas
  • Law school South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Issue area Disaster Recovery, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

The Project

Roberto Flores is a 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellow serving in the Disaster Recovery Legal Corps (DRLC). As native of Houston, Roberto has seen the city devastated by many natural disasters. Additionally, coming from an immigrant family, he understands how valuable legal assistance can be for those who may not know where to seek help. Roberto has been with YMCA International since 2014, and he will continue working with unaccompanied minors and providing direct representation to immigrants in matters such as family-based petitions, adjustment of status, naturalization, and affirmative asylum.

Roberto’s project includes assisting immigrants and mixed-status families affected by Hurricane Harvey with immigration legal services. These services include defense work for individuals in immigration court proceedings at the Houston Immigration Courts and helping individuals apply for asylum, cancellation of removal, and other forms of relief. Roberto also assists individuals submitting applications to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office for immigration benefits such as family petitions, adjustment of status, naturalization, and affirmative asylum.

Roberto obtained his B.A. in political science and psychology from the University of Houston and his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law. He is also proficient in Spanish.


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