Now that the application process is underway, this seminar will address the latest DACA updates, as well as highlight best practices in the application process. Additionally, we will review issues arising after DACA has been granted, such as Social Security numbers, travel, and closing a client’s case. There will be plenty of time for Q&A and a roundtable discussion to talk about case outcomes and RFEs.Presenters:
Erin Quinn, Staff Attorney – Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Erin brings to ILRC over 8 years of experience as an immigration defense attorney and holds a joint degree in law and public policy (JD/MPP) from the University of Michigan. Prior to opening her own practice in 2007, Ms. Quinn represented immigrants as an associate at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe. Her experience in immigration law and policy includes working as a fellow for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, EU headquarters in Belgium; clerking for the Immigration Court of San Francisco; and guest lecturer at CSU Eastbay.
Barbara Pinto, Ralph Santiago Abascal Law Fellow – Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Barbara’s work is to provide advocacy, outreach, and assistance to immigrants and immigration practitioners regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s prosecutorial discretion policies, including the recent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as well as assist immigrants in their requests for exercise of discretion and deferred action. Growing up as an immigrant in San Francisco, she enjoys working with and understands the struggles of the immigrant community. She graduated from UC Hastings, College of the Law and during law school interned at various organizations in the Bay Area, including the Refugee & Human Rights Clinic, S.F. Human Rights Commission, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from San Francisco State University.