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Elica Vafaie

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

San Francisco, CA, USA


Elica’s work has focused on immigrant rights, national security, nonprofit capacity building, and cross-movement building.

Prior to joining Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Elica worked as the supervising attorney to establish the University of California Undocumented Legal Services Center providing free immigration legal services and know your rights training to mixed status UC students and their families across California.

She was the Project Director of the One Nation Initiative at the California Community Foundation (CCF) in Los Angeles where she managed the first philanthropic program in Southern California to support Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian community civic engagement, policy advocacy, as well as nonprofit capacity building. At CCF, Elica also supported the Civic Engagement Department’s efforts around immigrant integration and immigrant rights.

Elica received her B.A. from UC Irvine and Sciences Po, Paris. She received her J.D from UC Davis School of Law, where she was active in the Immigration Law Clinic, Middle Eastern South Asian Law Student Association, and was a UC Human Rights Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Elica is an alum of the Rockwood Leadership Institute and a 2015-2016 German Marshall Memorial Fellow.
Elica Vafaie is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Trump Administration Travel Ban and Bona Fide Relationships: The Supreme Court Speaks, Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Trump Administration Travel Ban Expansion: What You Need to Know Now, Monday, October 23, 2017
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web Trump Administration Travel Ban and Bona Fide Relationships: The Supreme Court Speaks - Trump Administration Travel Ban and Bona Fide Relationships: The Supreme Court Speaks, Monday, July 17, 2017
Trump Administration Travel Ban Expansion: What You Need to Know Now - Trump Administration Travel Ban Expansion: What You Need to Know Now , Thursday, October 26, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Trump Administration Travel Ban and Bona Fide Relationships: The Supreme Court Speaks - Trump Administration Travel Ban and Bona Fide Relationships: The Supreme Court Speaks, Monday, July 17, 2017
Trump Administration Travel Ban Expansion: What You Need to Know Now - Trump Administration Travel Ban Expansion: What You Need to Know Now , Thursday, October 26, 2017
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