Biography

Hayley Upshaw is a senior staff attorney at Legal Services for Children in San Francisco, California.  She represents primarily immigrant youth in a variety of legal matters including dependency proceedings, probate guardianships and immigration proceedings.  Hayley represents youth in removal proceedings before Immigration Court and in seeking humanitarian forms of relief such as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, U and T visas, and DACA.  Hayley also works with youth in immigration detention, representing unaccompanied youth who are being detained at one of the Office of Refugee Resettlement detention centers in Northern California in their immigration cases and overseeing the provision of know your rights and legal screenings for youth in these immigration detention centers.  Hayley conducts outreach at local high schools serving immigrant youth and provides trainings and technical assistance for other attorneys and community groups working with immigrant youth.  Hayley was formerly a public school teacher in San Jose, California.  She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

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