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News Posted on February 8, 2010

Quin Hodges '11, Immigration Clinic to Work with Mexican Consulate

Quin Hodges '11 has been selected by the Consulate General of Mexico in consultation with with Professors Amagda Pérez and Bill Hing to work with the consulate's Protection and Legal Assistance Department during the Spring 2010 semester. 

Hodges will travel to the Consulate in Sacramento twice per week to conduct intake sessions and provide general advice and counsel.  He will also research complex legal questions under the supervision of Professor Hing and UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic attorneys.  Immigration Clinic students with Spanish language proficiency will be assisting with the high volume of immigration-related inquiries.

Students will help Mexican nationals find answers to complex legal questions regarding their immigration status, and in the process will acquire valuable experience working in immigration law, along with knowledge of the Mexican immigrant community and its needs, and receive an opportunity to practice their Spanish language skills, a letter to Dean Kevin R. Johnson from Consul General Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez states.

"We believe that this experience is the first step towards a closer and fruitful relation between the University of California, Davis, and the government of Mexico through this Consulate General of Mexico," Gutierrez wrote.