A life-long advocate for immigrant rights, Vanessa currently runs her own law practice dedicated to assisting families to secure the basic foundation of a stable life in the United States - obtaining and preserving lawful immigration status. Vanessa is also currently the Chair of Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice of Ventura County (CLUE-VC) a county-wide non-profit organization working towards humane, comprehensive immigration reform and the development of safe, decent affordable housing for farmworkers. Vanessa also consults with local advocates for natural child-birth and attachment parenting.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AILA Pro Bono Hero||American Immigration Lawyers Association||2012|
|Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services||State Bar of California||2005|
|Attorney - Migrant Unit||California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.||2005 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Ventura County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Mexican American Bar Association - Ventura County||Member||2005 - Present|
|Stanford Law School||Civil Rights/International Human Rights||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Stanford University||Public Policy||Other - Bachelors||1997|
|Which Way Home||Immigration||2012|