“Asylum in the United States: A Tour of Latin America and the Continent’s Claims”
October 16, 2014
Eleanor Roosevelt College, Room 115
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Yvette Lopez is an immigration attorney in San Diego, California. She has dedicated her career to representing immigrants from all over the world. Her deportation defense practice focuses on applications for asylum, lawful permanent residents, cancellation of removal for nonresidents and naturalization cases. She has successfully represented individuals before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit. For several years, she was part of the United States Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program and worked as an attorney advisor for the Immigration Courts in San Diego and Los Angeles. She has been a legal commentator on television and radio in the U.S. and Latin America and her work has been profiled on National Public Radio’s Marketplace Money. She was a columnist on immigration issues for Enlace, the Spanish edition of the San Diego Union Tribune. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at California Western School of Law and also teaches at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America in Santiago de Chile. Her public policy work has been commissioned by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, a leading political foundation in Germany. Supported by the Bravo Foundation and UNESCO, she recently worked on a documentary on Latino success stories that was debuted at the 2014 San Diego Latino Film Festival.
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