In this webinar we will discuss updates to the DACA review process, including renewals, advance parole, and other tips. We will provide a brief review of DACA eligibility and the application process, but the content will be oriented toward those who have already been representing DACA applicants.
Lena Graber, ILRC Special Projects Attorney
Lena has been involved in immigrant rights work for ten years, focusing on enforcement and detention issues. Lena joined ILRC in 2013 as Special Projects Attorney to lead ILRC’s work on DACA services and trainings, as well as contribute to ILRC legal manuals and enforcement advocacy. Prior to joining the ILRC, Lena was a Soros Justice Fellow at the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, where she supported local campaigns against ICE detainers, provided training and education on the detention and deportation system, and litigated constitutional rights cases related to ICE enforcement. Previously at the National Immigration Forum, Lena worked with border communities to improve accountability for human rights abuses by Border Patrol, and contributed to national immigration policy advocacy and reform efforts. Lena graduated from Wesleyan University and George Washington University Law School, during which she worked on international human rights litigation in South Africa, co-managed a domestic violence email hotline, and aided local racial justice work with the Advancement Project and ONE DC. Lena is a proficient Spanish speaker, a tap dancer, and once she was an immigrant rights mime.
Barbara Pinto, Staff Attorney – Centro Legal de la Raza
Barbara Pinto joined Centro Legal in October 2013 as their Immigration Staff Attorney. Prior to joining Centro Legal, Barbara was the Ralph S. Abascal Fellow at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, where her work focused on providing advocacy, outreach, and legal assistance to immigrants and immigration practitioners on the DACA program. 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.