Fall Daynard Roundtable: Linda Rivas

Fall 2021 Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellow
Executive Director and Managing Attorney, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

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Linda Y. Rivas was born in Mexico and raised in El Paso, Texas, from the age of 4. Rivas attended The University of Texas at El Paso and completed her studies with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Legal Reasoning. She attended law school at Loyola College of Law in New Orleans. During law school, Linda clerked with the Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review under Judge Wayne Stogner.

At the beginning of her career, Rivas advocated for children in the child welfare system as an attorney ad-litem under the supervision of Attorney Thomas Stanton. She went on to become the West Texas VAWA (Violence Against Women’s Act) Manager for the Texas Civil Rights Project in El Paso, Texas until 2014.

Rivas is currently the executive director and managing attorney of Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, a 32-year-old organization dedicated to the legal needs of low-income migrants. Las Americas mission is dedicated to asylum seekers, family reunification and advocating for the dignity and rights of all migrants.

October 6, 2021

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

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