UCI Law Immigrant Rights Clinic to be honored by Impact Fund


IRC group

Top row left to right: Rochelle Rotea ’18, Jennifer Kim ’18, Carlos Garcia of Puente Arizona, Pablo Alvarado of NDLON. Bottom row left to right: Liz Hercules-Paez ’17, Emi MacLean of NDLON, Jessica Vosburgh of NDLON, and Prof. Annie Lai.

Impact Fund will honor UCI Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) for its important contribution to the field of public interest impact litigation in challenging the workplace immigration raids of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County. The Clinic teamed up with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, the ACLU of Arizona, Hadsell, Stormer & Renick LLP, Quarles & Brady LLP and Ray Ybarra Maldonado to bring suit on behalf of Puente Arizona, two courageous workers and local faith leaders. Prof. Annie Lai, Co-Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, will receive this honor together with Carlos Garcia of Puente at the Impact Fund annual gala event in San Francisco on May 7, 2019.

For more about the award and the gala can be found here.