Joanna Lopez is Awarded Immigrant Justice Corps Justice Fellowship for Work on Immigrant Justice.
Joanna’s experience growing up in a mixed-status family in Arizona has inspired a deeply personal commitment and focus on immigrant rights.
While attending CUNY Law, Joanna interned at The Door and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, volunteered with CUNY Citizenship Now, and was a student attorney in the Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic. Additionally, she helped organize the first CUNY Law delegation trip to Dilley, TX, assisting mothers detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in preparing for their credible fear interviews.
As an Immigrant Justice Corps Justice Fellow at Central American Legal Assistance, Joanna will be representing Central and South American asylum-seekers in removal proceedings.
Immigrant Justice Corp’s mission is to recruit, train, and populate the immigration field with the highest quality legal advocates to create a new generation of leaders with a lifelong commitment to immigrant justice.