Immigration Support Services Attorney, Orange County Public Defender
Jacqueline Dan is the Immigration Support Services Attorney at the Orange County Public Defender. She previously provided free legal representation and services to undocumented students at the University of California, Irvine and their immediate family members as a staff attorney at the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center. Jacqueline also previously practiced immigration law as a staff attorney at a civil rights organization - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Orange County, where she focused on deportation defense for long-term residents with criminal convictions, deferred action for immigrant youth, and relief for immigrant survivors of crime, domestic violence and human trafficking. Jacqueline is a 2010 graduate of UCLA School of Law (J.D., specializing in Critical Race Studies and Public Interest Law & Policy). In law school, she interned at the Immigration Court of Los Angeles, the National Immigration Law Center, and the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project. In addition to serving on the board of Al Otro Lado, a binational non-profit organization that provides direct, free, legal services to indigent refugees, deportees, and other migrants in the US and Tijuana, she also is also on the temporary advisory board of VietRISE, a non-profit organization that advances social justice and builds power with working class Vietnamese and immigrant communities in Orange County, California, through leadership development, organizing to effect systemic change, narrative change, cultural empowerment, and civic engagement.
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1.5+ million Asian Americans live in fear due to their status as undocumented immigrants. For the past several years immigrant communities have been attacked through travel bans, increased deportation efforts of Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants, attempts to undermine the family and employment visa processes and even changing the website language of the mission of the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services. What are the next steps for our communities? Join a conversation about how we can help educate and organize our communities to defend our collective immigrant rights. Learn how we can protect our families so we can all stay with our loved ones in the United States.
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