She also assists with supervision of the “Abejas”, Las Americas’ Promotora team. The Abejas focus on educating our local community on issues surrounding immigration as well as domestic violence awareness and prevention, by providing presentations to parent groups, community centers, local government and or non-government entities.
Christi is an El Paso native and has lived here most of her life. She has worked with Las Americas for the past 5 years, initially joining us as a student intern/volunteer with the Asylum program. Christi ia a first generation U.S. citizen, college/university graduate, and professional.
“I am proud to say I come from a humble background and am 100% fronteriza which is open for interpretation.”
She received a Juris Doctor from Loyola College of Law in New Orleans. Linda tailored her experience to focus on immigration law, from her coursework to a legal internship with the Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review under Judge Wayne Stogner. Linda’s first job as an attorney was as the West Texas VAWA Legal Supervisor at the Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project where she worked in immigration law under the VAWA and U-VISA programs and engaged in domestic violence advocacy. She is currently the Managing Attorney at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center where she is focused on serving detained asylum seekers.