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Frances Valdez

U.S. Immigration Attorney - Frances Valdez
March 9, 2016 - -

U.S. Immigration Lawyer –Frances Valdez

Before entering private practice, Frances began her career as a Clinical Fellow with the University of Texas Law Immigration Clinic. Her experience at UT awarded her invaluable training and experience in immigration law that she brings to her private practice. She has more than ten years of experience in removal defense, and in family and employment immigration. Frances also has extensive experience consulting with non-profit organizations in developing and managing community legal service programs.

Professional Experience

Frances is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law.  She began her career as a clinical fellow with the UT Immigration Clinic and was part of the team that fought to end family detention at the T. Don Hutto Detention Facility in Taylor, Texas.  Through her work at Neighborhood Centers Inc., Frances worked extensively to develop best practices for providing individuals with naturalization and DACA assistance through free, group processing workshops.

Frances was a founding member of Latino Giving Houston, a giving circle that provides funds for nonprofits in the Greater Houston Area serving the Latino community.  Frances is also a member of the National Immigration Project and has been the AILA Citizenship Day Coordinator for the Texas Chapter since 2012.

Published Works

  • Esperanza Peace and Justice Center v. The City of San Antonio and the Requirement of Viewpoint Neutrality in Government Funding of the Arts, The Art Law and Accounting Reporter, Houston, Texas, Summer, 2004

Affiliations

 Frances is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the National Lawyer’s Guild, National Immigration Project.

Languages

 Frances is fluent in English and Spanish.

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