Lewis & Clark Law Students Recognized for Pro Bono Work at the Border
Cecilia Anguiano ’18 and Favio Perez ’18 led members of the Immigration Student Group to assist CARA Family Immigration Pro Bono attorneys at two Texas detention centers this year. They made nine trips to the centers and helped hundreds of women and children seeking asylum from violence and abuse by maras, violent organizations that control large regions of the Northern Triangle of Central America.
“These students’ volunteer work for refugee women and children illustrates selfless and dedicated advocacy and extraordinary leadership, " said Dean Johnson. The students raised their own money for the trips and spent spring and winter breaks preparing clients for preliminary asylum interviews.