Julia joined Dolores Street in March 2017. Prior to joining the Deportation Defense team, Julia worked at a community organization, Make the Road New York, where she represented immigrant workers facing wage theft and other workplace violations. She is a graduate of NYU School of Law, where she was a student advocate with the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic.

Marisela Esparza

Marisela has been the Program Manager for SFILEN since 2014 and is also currently coordinating the San Francisco Rapid Response Network. As part of the Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program she manages the financial aspects of the contracts. Her passion for immigrant rights stems from childhood when her mother was deported as a result of attorney misrepresentation.  Marisela studied International Studies at the University of San Francisco and has worked on immigrant rights campaigns at the local, state, and national level.


Magdalena joined Dolores Street in March 2017. Prior to joining the Deportation Defense team, Magdalena worked at Centro Legal de la Raza representing unaccompanied minors and refugee families in removal proceedings. Magdalena holds a law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law and an undergraduate degree in Political Science & Spanish Literature from Stanford University. Magdalena grew up in a Mexican immigrant household in Los Angeles and strives to use her law degree for the betterment of immigrant communities. 


Ana became the managing attorney of Dolores Street Community Services' Deportation Defense Program in 2015, after joining the program in 2012.  She works closely with the San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network (SFILEN) and the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative (SFILDC) to develop and coordinate legal services for local residents facing deportation and immigration detention. She also assists and represents local low-income individuals and families in removal proceedings. Ana received her law degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. During law school, Ana was a member of the International Human Rights Law Clinic and interned with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.


Frances's work focuses on deportation defense before the San Francisco Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She joined Dolores Street as a fellow in 2012, and returned to the organization in 2014, where she now serves as the senior attorney and represents the immigration programs on the organizational senior management team.

Before law school, Frances worked with domestic and international immigrant rights organizations as an educator and legal advocate, and continued that work as a Root-Tilden-Kern scholar at NYU Law School.  Frances clerked for Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and Justice Goodwin Liu of the Supreme Court of California.

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Ana joined Dolores Street Community Services in June 2014 as part of the DreamSF Fellowship, a project of the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs. She now serves as a full time legal assistant to the Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program, preparing applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and providing other administrative and legal support to the program’s attorneys. Ana graduated from San Francisco State University in 2015 with an undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in management.



Daisy joined the program in May of 2017. Her position is shared between the San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network (SFILEN) and the Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program (DDLAP) at Dolores Street Community Services.

She is primarily responsible for working across the thirteen SFILEN organizations to help with reporting for city grant management purposes. She also assists the Dolores Street attorneys by performing client screening and intake. Daisy studied city planning and education as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, where she received her BA in 2015.


Andrea Reyes joined Dolores Street in June 2015 as a DreamSF Fellow and continued on as a full time legal assistant to the Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program in June of the following year. Her work primarily focuses on providing support to the program's attorneys and their clients, often unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers. Andrea earned her B.A. in Women and Gender Studies from San Francisco State University and is currently preparing to apply to law school for enrollment in Fall 2018.




Alejandra's work focuses on providing legal representation to individuals who are facing imminent deportation.  Prior to joining DSCS, Alejandra worked for a non-profit organization called American Gateways, as an immigration attorney representing individuals detained at immigration detention facilities in central Texas.

 She was part of the Legal Orientation Program where she was responsible for conducting workshops and legal presentations to hundreds of detained immigrant families.  She is a graduate of St. Thomas University School of Law located in Miami, Florida, with a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Intercultural Human Rights.

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Kelly focuses on representing detained adults facing removal. Prior to joining Dolores Street Community Services, Kelly was the supervising attorney of the Unaccompanied Minors Program at Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services in El Paso, Texas, which serves the legal needs of unaccompanied minors detained in or released from government shelters throughout the West Texas/New Mexico region. Kelly has also helped to organize city-wide efforts in New York City to provide asylum screenings to unrepresented respondents in immigration court, and, before law school, served migrant communities in the U.S. and Latin America as an educator, organizer, and policy researcher. Kelly graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2011 and received her B.A. in Comparative Literature with Honors in Latin American Studies from Stanford University in 2005.

Kelly believes that immigration detention and the destruction of families is a form of state-sponsored violence, and she firmly opposes all efforts to criminalize and incarcerate communities of color.