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 Applications, court filings and translations. Ms. Arce Perez' 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. Here she learned the importance and direct impact of community representation, which she hopes to do one day 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

 

DANA CHAVARRIA, MAPJS

Office Administrator

Mr. Chavarria joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2016. His immigration experience consists of assisting clients with applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), translating documents, and taking declarations.  Mr. Chavarria’s passion for immigration law began during his time working in the foodservice industry, where he worked alongside immigrants from throughout Latin America.  The bonds and understandings he gained through his work experiences fueled his passion to work closely with the immigrant community.  His graduate work includes work developing peacebuilding initiatives in Sinaloa, Mexico, as well as research evaluating the sociocultural pressures contributing to violence and discrimination against women in Northern Mexico.  He enjoys spending time with his family and wrenching on his motorcycles.

Education:

M.A., Peace and Justice Studies, University of San Diego, 2017

B.A., International Security and Conflict Resolution, San Diego State University, 2015

A.S, Anthropology, San Diego City College, 2013

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 in 2016.  She works with clients from throughout Latin America in preparing their applications for immigration relief.  Her passion for immigration matters stems from her family background, empowering her to volunteer with a variety of networks that promote immigrant rights.  Her work with UURISE and Alliance San Diego has given her the opportunity to work with a broad 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.

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

Arabic (basic)

 

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VIVIANA ROMERO

Receptionist

Mrs. Romero joined Hurwitz Holt in 2016.  She is somewhat the nerve center of the office, providing kind, professional customer service to our clients, while also managing the demanding tasks in the office.  She finds working in the immigration field rewarding, especially as the point of contact for our clients.  She particularly enjoys making the calls to our clients to notify them of their relief being granted by the government.  She has aspirations to work in the field of criminal justice, particularly with juveniles.  

Education:

A.A., Arizona Western College, Criminal Justice, 2013

Languages:

English

Spanish

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