HURWITZ HOLT, APLC - SUPPORT STAFF

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XOCHITL ARCE PEREZ

Legal Assistant - San Diego Office

Ms. Arce Perez joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2018. Her immigration experience consists of assisting attorneys in the preparation of asylum applications, cancellation of removal and adjustment of status applications, employment authorization, court filings and translations. Ms. Arce Perez's passion for immigration law began at a young age, as a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. Ms. Arce Perez previously interned in the California State Capitol for the office of Assembly Member Sabrina Cervantes. There, she learned the importance and direct impact of community representation, which she continues daily and hopes to do one day fulfill as an immigration attorney. In her free time, Ms. Arce Perez enjoys spending time with her family, dog, Luna, traveling, as well as reading novels. 

Education:

B.A., Political Science, Humboldt State University, 2018

Languages:

English

Spanish 


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DONNA FLORES

Legal Assistant - San Diego Office

Ms. Flores joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2018. She primarily assists clients with the translations of their documents, setting up appointments, and assembling their files. Ms. Flores' passion for immigration law began at a young age, as a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. She has aspirations to go to law school so she can one day practice immigration law and fight injustice. In her free time, Ms. Flores enjoys spending time with her best friend and younger brother Diego, who was born with Down Syndrome, as well as her cousins. She also enjoys reading a good book and going to the beach. 

Education:

B.A., Political Science, Minor in Spanish, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2018

Languages:

English

Spanish 


ELOINA GUERRERO

Legal Assistant, North County Office

Ms. Guerrero joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2016.  She works with clients from throughout Latin America in preparing their applications for immigration relief including asylum, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, family-based petitions, naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and employment authorization. Her passion for immigration justice stems from her family background, as a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents. During her undergrad, Ms. Guerrero interned with UURISE (Unitarian Universalist Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education), a local non-profit organization, where she discovered her passion for immigrant empowerment and education. This has led her to volunteer with a variety of networks throughout San Diego County that promote immigrant’s rights.  Her internship and volunteer work with UURISE gave her hands-on experience and the opportunity to work with a broad cross-section of the immigrant population to address an equally broad set of issues.  She continues to make a positive effect on the immigrant community through her work and volunteer efforts. In her free time, Ms. Guerrero enjoys spending time with her family, dog, Rosie, hiking/camping, and going to concerts.

Education:

B.A., Cal State University San Marcos – Criminology and Justice Studies, 2016

Education:

B.A., Cal State University San Marcos – Criminology and Justice, 2015

A.A., Palomar College – Social/Behavioral Science, 2013

Languages:

English

Spanish  


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SARAH IBRAHIMI

Legal Assistant, North County Office

Ms. Ibrahimi joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2017. She primarily assists clients with their U-visa, asylum, or cancellation of removal applications. Ms. Ibrahimi’s passion for immigration law began at a young age, as a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents from Honduras, Afghanistan and Palestine. She has aspirations to go to law school so she can one day practice immigration law. In her free time, Ms. Ibrahimi enjoys spending time with her niece, nephew and cat, Gandy, as well finding new food and coffee spots in San Diego.

Education:

B.A., International Relations, University of San Diego, 2013

M.A., Peace and Justice Studies, University of San Diego, 2016

Languages:

English

Spanish 


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Ashley Velazquez

Legal Assistant, North County Office

Ms. Velazquez joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2019. She assists clients with translations of their documents, setting appointments, preparation of cancellation of removal and employment authorizations applications, and court filings. Ms. Velazquez’s passion for immigration law began at a young age, when she was given the opportunity in the California State Senate to get a first-hand look at polices under a program called Youth and Government. She has aspirations to go to law school and practice immigration and criminal law. In her free time, Ms. Velazquez enjoys hiking, trying new coffee shops, listening to country music and reading poetry. 

Education:

B.A., Criminology and Justice Studies, Minor in Sociology and Psychology, Cal State University San Marcos, 2018

Languages:

English 

Spanish


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Asusena Sevilla Rosas

Receptionist

Ms. Sevilla joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2018. She is the receptionist - the warm and welcoming face and who most of our clients see and hear first. She schedules appointments for clients and potential clients, takes monthly payments, and assembles client’s files.  

Her passion for immigration law began at a young age, as a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. Her short-term goal is to become a Legal Assistant and her long-term goa is to obtain her Paralegal Certificate. And also, to be more involved in helping immigrant families. 

In her spare time she likes to spend time with her baby sister and niece.

Languages:

English 

Spanish


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Julia Pérez

Legal Assistant 

Ms. Perez joined Hurwitz Holt in August 2019. She assists clients with translations of documents, setting appointments, and preparations for Cancellation of Removal.

Her passion of immigration began from a young age, as a first generation daughter of immigrant parents. She have been active in the community since high school; assisting town hall meetings, marches, protests with issues that affect our communities such as immigration, police brutality, criminal justice reforms, and climate change. In her free time she enjoys attending cultural events and spending time with my family and friends.

Education:

AA in Multicultural Studies w/ emphasis in Chicano Studies in Progress at Palomar Community College

Languages:

English 

Spanish


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CHRISTINA SULLIVAN

Post-Bar Law Clerk

Ms. Sullivan joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2019 as an intern in law school, and is now a post-bar law clerk awaiting her July bar exam results. Her work at the firm includes drafting motions, briefs, and applications for cancellation of removal, asylum, and U nonimmigrant status.

Ms. Sullivan’s passion for immigration law and commitment to helping immigrant families began when she was a child. At a very young age, she witnessed her family from the Philippines go through the immigration process. 

While in law school, she interned at a nonprofit organization where she assisted victims of domestic violence seeking relief under the Violence Against Women Act. She also interned at a business immigration law firm where she gained experience with employment-based, non-immigrant, and family-based visas. In addition, Ms. Sullivan participated in various organizations at California Western and collaborated with other students and community members for philanthropic events.  

In her free time, Ms. Sullivan enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, dancing with friends, going to the beach, and attending concerts with her boyfriend. 

Education:

J.D., California Western School of Law, 2019

B.A., Criminology, University of California, Irvine, 2014

Language:

English


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Yvette Aguilera

File Clerk

Ms. Aguilera joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2019. She assists clients with organization of their files, translation of their documents, interpretations for meetings and interviews, setting up appointments, and court filing.

As a San Diego native and first-generation daughter of Mexican immigrants, Ms. Aguilera grew up within the immigrant community which is the foundation behind her passion for helping individuals in the legal immigration process.

Her experience in the immigration field includes volunteering with Casa Cornelia Law Center since 2015. She received special recognition as well as the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate from the American Bar Association for providing pro-bono legal services to the indigent and low-income community in 2018. 

In her free time Ms. Aguilera enjoys spending time with family and her two dogs, Horse and Luna, she also enjoys live music, trying new foods and swimming.

Education:

AA in Spanish and Anthropology from Southwestern Community College in progress

Languages:

Spanish
English


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