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.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is an important form of protection and there has been a significant increase in the number of TPS designated countries in recent years. But TPS is a limited form of relief and TPS holders should consider other, more permanent forms of status. This webinar will provide an overview of the benefits of TPS and the new TPS travel policy. It will also explore how TPS intersects with other temporary and humanitarian programs as well as identify strategies for more permanent forms of immigration status TPS holders might be able to secure, including family-based immigration, asylum, and others.