Immigration Attorney

Prerna Lal Prerna Lal created a historic national network of undocumented youth to organize for the DREAM Act and fight against deportations. A social media strategist, her pioneering use of online communications to stop deportations has become standard among organizations across the country. She was recently appointed as an immigration attorney for the Undocumented Student Program at UC Berkeley, where she is also a clinical instructor at the East Bay Community Law Center.

08 December 2016 ~ 0 Comments

A MESSAGE TO TRUMP: WE’RE NOT GOING BACK IN THE SHADOWS

In These Times reached out to me shortly after the election for a thought piece on how Donald Trump’s election will impact immigrant rights organizing. The piece was a cover article for the magazine’s December 2016 issue, and can be found online now: A MESSAGE TO TRUMP: WE’RE NOT GOING BACK IN THE SHADOWS  Enjoy.

12 November 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Post-Election FAQs on Immigration

Please find resources for undocumented students and undocumented immigrants here as to what the election of Donald Trump may mean for them. While mostly Berkeley-specific, they are relevant to most individuals. Post-Election FAQ: http://undocu.berkeley.edu/postelectionfaq/ Emergency Advance parole: http://undocu.berkeley.edu/faq/travelling-with-advance-parole-daca/

25 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What To Do When Your DACA Renewal Is Delayed

First, lets try to make sure your renewal is not delayed. Apply at least 6 months in advance and use the mailer that you received with your last work permit for the renewal for a more speedy turn-around. However, if you do everything right, and your renewal is still delayed, here is what you can […]

11 December 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Is It Too Soon for ‘I Just Look Like a Terrorist’ T-shirts?

Coming of age in a post-9-11 America was an eye-opening experience that I have no intention of reliving in my 30s. And yet, the hatred against Muslim, and perceived Muslims, has reached another level altogether (again), from Republican governors opposing Syrian refugees to Donald Trump’s ridiculous call to end all Muslim immigration. And now the U.S. […]

20 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Why Don’t Mexicans Just Come Here Legally?

I receive this question a lot from non-Mexican readers of this blog, and sometimes even clients who are wrestling with the legal immigration process.  After all, immigrating should be a matter of filing out some paperwork and waiting your turn. But what if that wait lasts a lifetime? What if you had to wait a […]