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Border Asylum Trip for McGeorge Law Students

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$5,200
115%
Raised toward our $4,500 Goal
42 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 20, at 12:27 PM PST
Project Owners

Meet the Students

February 05, 2020

 

Ana Paola

Ana Paola is a Brazilian private lawyer and legal consultant. She has wide experience in analyzing national and international law to help clients meet their legal needs in the following areas: compliance, environment law, safety and health at work, social responsibility, quality, food safety, and energy management. She has a passion to help people in underserved communities through a deep commitment to volunteerism. She has worked as a legal adviser in the community helping clients successfully resolve conflicts without litigation and as a volunteer lawyer assisting migrants and refugees for Brazilian documentation. Proficiency in Spanish and English languages.

Meet the Students

February 05, 2020

Keren Carrillo

Keren Carrillo is so honored to have been selected to attend the Spring Break working trip. She had been looking for more opportunities to help the immigrant community and this seemed like a wonderful opportunity. Immigrant rights are her passion in life. She has been zealous about this community since she discovered that her parents were undocumented in the United States. Keren works for a private immigration firm now and has experience working with asylees, but she has not had the opportunity to experience what they must go through as they prepare to surrender at a U.S. border. She knows that she can be an asset to this group as well as expand her knowledge on the issues immigrants’ face when they surrender at the border; for this reason, she looks forward to going on the trip.

Meet the Students

February 05, 2020

Desirae Sanchez

Desirae is a 1L at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with an interest in social justice and equality. She majored in Chicano and Latino Studies to ground herself in the history of Latino populations, including forms of resistance and activism while exploring the concerns, social problems, and political issues that inform contemporary Latino experiences. She is honored to be the daughter of an immigrant who came to this country for opportunity. Desirae looks forward to sharing what opportunity has given her in fighting for social justice and to help Latinos seeking asylum.

Meet the Students

February 05, 2020

Ashley Silva-Guzman

Ashley Silva-Guzman is a 2L at McGeorge School of Law. She worked in business immigration for two years prior to law school and was able to work on a number of pro bono cases. She felt like she could do more as a practicing attorney and applied to law school with this project in mind. Immigration has always been close to her heart as she heard from her grandmother about her experience immigrating. Her parents fostered a deep-rooted dedication to helping those in need. She has since been able to work on a variety of family-based immigration cases with World Relief and the McGeorge Immigration Clinic. When she was elected Community Outreach Chair for the Student Bar Association she found the perfect venue for the Working Spring Break trip. SBA graciously supported the project and Ashley began planning with the assistance of the faculty advisors, Blake Nordahl and Julie Davies. She wanted to not only provide much needed legal assistance to those in dire conditions, but also provide a once in a lifetime opportunity for her peers to apply their legal skills and help people while doing so.

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$100

$100

Gifts at this level will cover the cost of a night's stay for two of our students during their trip to Tijuana.

$200

$200

Gifts at this level will cover the costs of a flight for students traveling to and from Sacramento.

$300

$300

Gifts at this level will help cover the costs of ground transportation for students during their trip.

$500

$500

Gifts at this level will help cover food costs for the trip and ensure our students have the necessary resources in order to provide the highest standard of legal service to those in need.

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