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Rachel Salazar

The Legal Aid Society
Staff Attorney, Immigration Law Unit
New York, NY, USA


Rachel Salazar earned her JD at Boston College School of Law, where she participated in an immigration clinic, did a summer internship at the Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project in Harlingen Texas, and interned at the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Rachel has practiced immigration law for twelve years since graduating from law school. She worked as an Legal Orientation Program (LOP) provider at Legal Services of New Jersey in Edison from 2006-2010. She has been a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit from 2010 to the present, working in the detention project under both the LOP and New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP). At Legal Aid, Rachel served her fellow attorneys proudly for many years as an ALAA union delegate. She is also an advocate for immigrants’ rights in her community in Maplewood, New Jersey. Prior to studying at Boston College Law School, Rachel Salazar graduated as a University Scholar from the University of Connecticut’s Honors Program, having majored in Latin American Studies and English, with a Spanish minor. Her travel and research in remote areas of the Dominican Republic during college sparked her interest in immigration law. She’s a member of the Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey bars.
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