María and Anna: Fighting for Dreamers
After completing their Immigrant Rights fellowship together, Mentor María Blanco and Fellow Anna Manuel will continue working together at University of California’s Immigrant Legal Services Center (ILSC) where they provide vital legal services to undocumented students and their families. Anna will serve in a newly-created position—as Staff Attorney and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator—which was modeled on the work that María and Anna developed for the fellowship, including direct legal services as well as strategic initiatives that serve the field of immigrant rights more broadly. Their work was the subject of a recent profile in High Country News which tells the story of ILSC’s impact through one of its clients. Thank you for your service, María and Anna!