La Raza Students Hold Chávez Week Naturalization Workshop
As part of the week-long celebration of César Chávez week, the UC Davis School of Law La Raza Law Students and Immigration Law Clinic held a "Know Your Rights Training and Community Outreach Day" on April 10, offering free legal assistance to eligible lawful permanent residents applying for naturalization. The workshop, held in the Immigration Clinic, drew appreciative applicants from as far away as Redding.
King Hall students Esmeralda Soria '11, Amparo Cid '10, Aidin Castillo '11, Susana Solano '10, Saira Aguilar '11, Aida Macedo '11, and Shannon Going '10 organized the workshop, which was supervised by Immigration Clinic alumni Clara Levers '03 and Kirsten Hill '04.
Also participating were Jose Cervantes '10, Rachel Ray '11, Layla Razavi '11, Denise Mendez '12, Serena Salinas '12, Erik Gutierrez '10, Christopher Magaña '12, and UC Davis undergraduate Susan Lee. In addition, Martha Jaime, Immigration Clinic Administrative Assistant, and Sergio Perez, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation Special Projects Assistant, provided logistical and administrative support.
Immigration Clinic Director Amagda Pérez, who served as one of the supervising attorneys at the workshop, said the students involved did outstanding work. "I was very impressed with the high quality of legal services our students provided."