Pamela Genghiní Muñoz was born in El Paso, Texas. As the daughter of a warrant officer in the U.S. Army, she lived abroad in Germany, and in Washington state and Texas. Ms. Muñoz graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in History. She worked at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso from 2004-2006, serving as the
Program Coordinator for their Justice for Women and Children Program. In 2005 she obtained full accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals, and began representing individuals in immigration proceedings on behalf of Las Americas. While at Las Americas, she chaired the conference committee for the 1st Binational Conference on the Protections and Due Process for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children. In 2006 Ms. Muñoz left Las Americas to attend law school in Albuquerque, NM. During her time in law school, she served as co-president of the law school chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union for two years, and clerked with the New Mexico ACLU during her third year of law school. In 2008, she helped the University of New Mexico coordinate its first Immigration Symposium. Ms. Muñoz received her Jurisdoctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2009. Also in 2009, her article, "Todo Cambia Y Todo Sigue Igual: How 15 Years Later The Constant Threat of an End to the Zapatistas Continues to Justify their Means" was published in the UNM School of Law's Tribal Law Journal. She was admitted into the State Bar of New Mexico in 2011 and is a founding partner of The Islas Muñoz Law Firm, PLLC.
Ms. Muñoz is currently Vice-President of the El Paso Immigration Defense Bar, Chair-elect of the Immigration Section of the New Mexico State Bar and a member of the Mexican American Bar Association and the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association. She has served on the Board of Directors of Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center since early 2012, and has been Vice President of the Las Americas board since 2013. In 2012 she helped draft the political plank on immigration for Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic candidate to the U.S. House of Representatives for the 16th District of Texas. In 2013, Ms. Muñoz was again consulted by now Congressman O'Rourke's office regarding the proposed immigration reform bill, SB 744.
Her practice focuses on removal defense and family-based immigration, with particular interests in asylum law and representation of unaccompanied immigrant minors.
Ms. Muñoz's legal practice focuses on the following areas of law: Immigration law, deportation defense, unaccompanied immigrant children, T and U visas, asylum and refugee law, and business immigration.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|NM||Authorized to practice law||2011||07/15/2013|
|Managing Partner/Immigration Attorney||The Islas Muñoz Law Firm, PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||The Law Office of Norma A. Islas||2011 - 2012|
|Law Clerk, Legal Research Assistant||Law Office of John Lawit, P.C.||2009 - 2009|
|Legal Assistant||Law Office of Dunbar, Armendariz and Hegeman||2009 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||The American CIvil Liberties Union of New Mexico||2008 - 2009|
|Program Coordinator, Accredited Representative||Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Mexico State Bar Immigration Law Section||Section Chair||2014 - Present|
|Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center||President||2014 - Present|
|New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Reinstatement of withdrawn I-485||I-485 reinstated, work authorization was approved, and Adjustmnent of Status was Approved.|
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|The University of New Mexico School of Law Tribal Law Journal||The More Things Change The More They Stay the Same: How 15 Years Later the Constant Threat of an End to the Zapatistas Continues to Justify Their Means||2009|
|University of New Mexico School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Texas System, El Paso||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|