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Florence Weinberg, JD
Florence is a U.S.-licensed immigration attorney and now a resident of Oaxaca, Mexico. Her practice in the United States was focused on defending undocumented people and residents in San Diego, California, in removal proceedings. Her practice in Oaxaca focuses on reopening cases for those who have been deported and are appealing and litigating cases in the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her experience includes a three-month position at a family detention center in Texas with the Dilley Pro Bono Project as a staff attorney representing women and children seeking asylum. She has worked with many DACA recipients and their families and has been a speaker at the University of San Antonio and State University of New York, Fredonia, on the subject of DACA, deportation, and migration. She is working with the Immigration Justice Project of San Diego helping appeal cases for asylum seekers who are detained and suffer from severe mental health illnesses. She is the co-founder of MANOS: Migrantes Apoyados, No Olvidados, a nonprofit in Oaxaca providing free legal services to refugees, migrants, and those who have been separated from their families due to unjust and inhumane U.S. immigration laws and policies. MANOS also implements educational projects that helps civil society understand the migration phenomenon from an informed and humanistic perspective.
- JD, Law, Lewis and Clark College
- BA, Public Affairs, Wells College