Sarah has spent over a decade working and volunteering in the legal immigration field. During law school Sarah worked as an intern for the anti-Human Trafficking and protection of Migrants section of the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, Austria. After passing the California bar exam and receiving her law license, Sarah became the supervising immigration attorney for the Employee Rights Center, a non profit organization in San Diego, California.
In 2012 Sarah established her own private immigration law practice and in 2014 returned to her home state of Oregon and opened her current law office in Hillsboro. Sarah handles all types of immigration legal cases including family based immigration, removal defense, asylum, DACA, and protection for victims of crime. Sarah is also dedicated to community building by improving access to the law regardless of immigration status. Sarah regularly teaches bilingual workshops in a variety of settings on topics including: how to obtain legal immigration status, how to assert constitutional rights if detained by immigration authorities, and updates on proposed immigration reform.
Sarah has been featured in the Oregonian, she has appeared on the Univision television program “Despierta San Diego” to discuss immigration law, she is listed as a contributor to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Human Trafficking Case Law Database, and she published an article on employment arbitration agreements in the Trial Bar News. Additionally, Sarah served on the board of directors for Asociacion Liderazgo Comunitario and the Continuing Education Foundation. Sarah also worked as a referral attorney for initial DACA applications for the San Diego Dreamer’s Assistance Network.
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