Allison Davenport joined the ILRC in 2015 as a staff attorney based in California’s Central Valley, where she was born and raised. Prior to joining the ILRC, she was a clinical instructor with the International Human Rights Law Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law. At the clinic she directed the establishment of the Legal Support Program for undocumented students, the documentation of human rights abuses against LGBTI individuals in El Salvador, and the promotion of equal access to clean water in California. Allison practiced immigration law, first in private practice and then as founder of the immigration legal services program at Centro Legal de la Raza. Allison also formerly worked as a staff attorney with the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at UC Hastings. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a JD and an MA in Latin American Studies. Allison speaks Spanish.
This webinar will cover the latest developments and details on DACA, including post-DACA benefits and advice on how DACA recipients may be able to adjust status after traveling on advance parole.
Jose Magaña Salgado, ILRC Immigration Policy Attorney
As a community organizer, Jose founded one of the largest DREAM Act groups in the nation, the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition. Mr. Magana-Salgado is also one of the founders and former president of the DREAM Bar Association, the only bar organization in existence geared toward advocating the interests of undocumented immigrant law students and lawyers. Formerly, Mr. Magana-Salgado was legislative staff attorney with MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) in Washington, DC leading its national immigration portfolio. Currently, he is an Immigration Policy Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center focusing on regulatory advocacy, legislative strategy, and community education. Mr. Magana-Salgado has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ and law degree from Baylor University in Waco, TX.
Allison Davenport, ILRC Staff Attorney
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.