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.
Over the last few years, public charge policy has shifted significantly, causing confusion among legal practitioners and community members alike. Whether you’ve been following along or lost track of the status of public charge in immigration law, join us for an update on public charge in 2024. The webinar will provide an overview of the current public charge rule, address the affidavit of support, and highlight how to tackle new questions on the I-485 adjustment of status application pertaining to public charge. Finally the webinar will provide concrete guidance for responding to questions from members of the immigrant community on the use of public benefits and public charge to ensure access to important health and other support services.