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.
On July 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a new memorandum on DACA that dismantles the existing program while the future of the program is under review. This new memorandum limits who is eligible for DACA in spite of the June 18, 2020 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court which reinstated the program in its entirety. This webinar will review these recent changes to the DACA program, provide updates on trends regarding adjudications and processing times, and outline strategies for advocates and practitioners in order to best support DACA recipients and other young, undocumented immigrants.