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Deportation Defense & Legal Advocacy Program


Julia Dietz, Immigration Attorney

Julia joined Dolores Street in March 2017. Prior to joining the Deportation Defense team, Julia worked at a community organization, Make the Road New York, where she represented immigrant workers facing wage theft and other workplace violations. She is a graduate of NYU School of Law, where she was a student advocate with the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic.  

 

Magdalena Guadalupe, Immigration Attorney

Magdalena joined Dolores Street in March 2017. Prior to joining the Deportation Defense team, Magdalena worked at Centro Legal de la Raza representing unaccompanied minors and refugee families in removal proceedings. Magdalena holds a law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law and an undergraduate degree in Political Science & Spanish Literature from Stanford University. Magdalena grew up in a Mexican immigrant household in Los Angeles and strives to use her law degree for the betterment of immigrant communities. 

 

Ana Herrera, Managing Attorney

Ana became the managing attorney of the Deportation Defense & Legal Advocacy Program in 2015, after joining the program in 2012.  Her work focuses primarily on assisting and representing local low-income residents facing deportation from the U.S. Ana received her law degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. During law school, Ana was a member of the International Human Rights Law Clinic and interned with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.


Frances Miriam Kreimer, Senior Attorney

Frances’s work focuses primarily on deportation defense before the San Francisco Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before law school, Frances worked with domestic and international immigrant rights organizations as an educator and legal advocate, and continued that work as a Root-Tilden-Kern scholar at NYU Law School.  Frances clerked for Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and Justice Goodwin Liu of the Supreme Court of California.


Ana Morales, Legal Assistant

Ana Morales joined Dolores Street Community Services in June 2014 as part of the DreamSF Fellowship, a project of the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs. She now serves as a full time legal assistant to the Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program, preparing applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and providing other administrative and legal support to the program’s attorneys. Ana recently graduated from San Francisco State University with an undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in management.

 

Andrea Reyes, Legal Assistant

Andrea Reyes joined Dolores Street in June 2015 as a DreamSF Fellow and continued on as a full time legal assistant to the Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program in June of the following year. Her work primarily focuses on providing support to the program's attorneys and their clients, often unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers. Andrea earned her B.A. in Women and Gender Studies from San Francisco State University and is currently preparing to apply to law school for enrollment in Fall 2018.  

 

Alejandra Rosero, Immigration Attorney

Alejandra's work focuses on providing legal representation to individuals who are facing imminent deportation.  Prior to joining Dolores Street Community Services, Alejandra worked for a non-profit organization called American Gateways, as an immigration attorney representing individuals detained at immigration detention facilities in central Texas.  She was also part of the Legal Orientation Program where she was responsible for conducting workshops and legal presentations to hundreds of detained immigrant families.  She is a graduate of St. Thomas University School of Law located in Miami, Florida, with a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Intercultural Human Rights.


Kelly Engel Wells, Immigration Attorney

Kelly focuses on representing unaccompanied minors and adults with children fighting removal. Prior to joining Dolores Street Community Services, Kelly managed the Unaccompanied Minors Program of Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, which is responsible for serving the needs of all unaccompanied minors detained in or released from detention to the El Paso, Texas area. Kelly graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2011 and received her B.A. with Honors in Latin American Studies from Stanford University in 2005.

 


 




 
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