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Cristina M. Velez

Attorney at Law

New York, NY, USA


Cristina Velez has practiced immigration law in New York City for more than a decade and currently works as an attorney and consultant.  She is a graduate of Oberlin College and Cornell Law School.  Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Denny Chin, then of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. From 2007-2017 she worked at the HIV Law Project, where she supervised the representation of HIV-positive immigrants seeking asylum, permanent residence, naturalization, VAWA/U visas, and relief from removal. Ms. Velez received the 2013 Cornell Law School Alumni Exemplary Public Service Award.  Ms. Velez has authored articles regarding the intersection of HIV and immigration law for various publications including the CUNY Law Review.
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