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Date and Time:
04/25/2024 11:00am to 12:30pm PDT
Recorded Date:
04/25/2024
Place:
Online
Registration Deadline:
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 11:00am
Presenter:
Allison Davenport
Veronica Garcia
MCLE:
1.5 CA & TX

Level: All

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. 

Presenters

Allison Davenport

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.

Veronica Garcia

Veronica joined the ILRC in December 2017 as a San Joaquin Valley Law Fellow.  Prior to joining ILRC, Veronica completed an Equal Justice Works Fellowship at Centro Legal de La Raza as an DACA/DAPA Emerson Fellow.  Veronica is a graduate of Howard University School of Law.  During Law school, Veronica interned at various immigrant right organizations, including Kids in Need of Defense and New York Legal Aid. Additionally, Veronica was recognized by the Hispanic Bar Association of Washington D.C. (HBA-DC) for her commitment to the advancement of the Hispanic community by being awarded the inaugural HBA-DC Foundation Scholarship.

As an immigrant who grew up in Oakland California, Veronica strives to use her legal education and experience working directly with immigrant communities.