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Rachel Prandini

Rachel Prandini

Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Staff Attorney
San Francisco, CA, USA


Rachel Prandini is the ILRC’s immigrant youth project attorney based in San Francisco. Rachel focuses on immigrant youth issues, including unaccompanied minors and immigrant youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Rachel provides technical assistance and trainings to immigration and state court attorneys, social workers, and judges. She works on statewide and national policy that affects the rights of immigrant youth and is frequently consulted for her expertise in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Rachel co-authored the ILRC’s publication Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Other Immigration Options for Children and Youth.

Prior to joining the ILRC, Rachel represented detained and released unaccompanied minors in removal defense and led a project focusing on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status at Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project in Los Angeles. While at Esperanza, Rachel also performed "Know Your Rights" work in southern California immigration detention centers for minors. Previously, Rachel worked as an associate at Paul Hastings, LLP and volunteered as a Child Advocate for unaccompanied minors.

Rachel earned her law degree from the University of California at Davis, where she was a member of the Immigration Law Clinic and was fortunate to work on complex deportation defense cases and detention issues. She received her undergraduate degree from Westmont College, where she double-majored in philosophy and political science. Rachel is admitted to the bar in California. She is conversant in Spanish.
Rachel Prandini is associated with the following items:
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T Visas, and Confidentiality, Saturday, December 31, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Representing Unaccompanied Children in California: Legal Updates, Practice Considerations & Strategies for Pursuing Relief, Tuesday, November 06, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Web Segment  Web Segment Overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status - Representing Unaccompanied Children in California: Legal Updates, Practice Considerations & Strategies for Pursuing Relief, Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Responding to SIJS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) - Representing Unaccompanied Children in California: Legal Updates, Practice Considerations & Strategies for Pursuing Relief, Wednesday, October 31, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status - Overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Responding to SIJS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) - Responding to SIJS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Responding to SIJS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) - Responding to SIJS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status - Overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Wednesday, October 31, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Responding to SIJS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) - Responding to SIJS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status - Overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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