Nikki joined ILRC in October of 2015 through a Ford Foundation Fellowship. She will contribute to manuals, develop practice advisories and community resources, and engage in some of ILRC’s advocacy work. Nikki is a recent graduate from Stanford Law School, where she was a member of the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and interned at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. Prior to law school, Nikki worked on anti-human trafficking policy and on issues related to the economic rights of survivors of domestic violence. In her free time Nikki enjoys hiking in Tahoe, playing basketball, scuba diving, and baking.
This webinar will discuss current practice for filing waivers for clients with unlawful presence. This webinar will provide an overview of the grounds of inadmissibility for unlawful presence and the available waivers. We will cover the I-601A process, including latest policy developments and new regulations. Additionally, we will discuss the traditional I-601 waiver and when this waiver must be used instead of the provisional process. This webinar is a great complement to the Hardship in Waivers webinar.
Nikki Marquez, ILRC Law Fellow
Jose Magaña-Salgado, ILRC 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.
Erin Quinn, ILRC Staff Attorney
Erin Quinn has been an immigration defense attorney for over 10 years and holds a joint degree in law and public policy (JD/MPP) from the University of Michigan. At the ILRC, Erin’s work focuses on building capacity of organizations and practitioners to assist immigrants. She conducts trainings and provides legal expertise on immigration law through ILRC’s Attorney of the Day program. In addition, Erin has contributed to numerous ILRC publications as author or editor, including Removal Defense: Defending Immigrants in Immigration Court; Essentials of Asylum and many others. Prior to coming to the ILRC, Erin represented immigrants in all aspects of their immigration matters, with an emphasis on removal defense and complex cases. She was owner and attorney at her own firm for 5 years after defending 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 teaching courses as a lecturer at CSU Eastbay. Originally from Fresno, California, Erin loves teaching, language and travel. She lived in Romania for over two years as a Peace Corps volunteer and worked in Hungary as a teacher trainer. In addition she has traveled, studied and taught in Central America, South Africa and Europe. Erin is on the Advisory Council for the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), in which she serves as Pro Bono Coordinator and Liaison for Consumer Protection. She is a member of the California Bar.