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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.
Cristina M. Velez is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Mark R. von Sternberg, Outline of United States Asylum Law: Substantive Criteria and Procedural Concerns (September 15, 2016) - Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2017, Thursday, July 20, 2017
Emily Allen, Andres Ortiz and Danny Alicea, Asylum 101: Claims Involving Central American Women/Children (January 27, 2017) (PowerPoint slides) - Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2017, Thursday, July 20, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Immigration and Recent Developments in Asylum Law - Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2017, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Immigration and Recent Developments in Asylum Law - Immigration and Recent Developments in Asylum Law , Tuesday, July 25, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Immigration and Recent Developments in Asylum Law - Immigration and Recent Developments in Asylum Law , Tuesday, July 25, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2017, Tuesday, August 08, 2017, New York, NY
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