ANA HERRERA, Director

As Director, Ana oversees the day-to-day activities of our legal program. Ana 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 clerked with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

Ana speaks English and Spanish. Ana is licensed to practice law in California, as well as before immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals nationwide.

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ARADHANA TiwARi, Immigration attorney

Aradhana re-joined Dolores Street in 2019 to launch an anti-trafficking project. Her work focuses on increasing awareness about the high prevalence of labor and sex trafficking within immigrant communities as well as capacity to provide legal services to immigrant survivors of exploitation and abuse.

Aradhana worked with DSCS as a legal fellow for SFILDC right after law school, and then began her own immigration practice where she focused primarily on removal defense to both detained and non-detained immigrants.

Based on her professional and personal experiences, Aradhana is committed to advocacy efforts around who profits from our current immigration system.

ALEJANDRA ROSERO,
SENIOR ATTORNEY

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.

Alejandra speaks English and Spanish. Alejandra is licensed to practice law in Florida, as well as before immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals nationwide.

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KELLY ENGEL WELLS, IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

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. 

Kelly speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Kelly is licensed to practice law in Texas and New York, as well as before immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals nationwide.

JULIA DIETZ, IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

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.

Julia speaks English and Spanish. Julia is licensed to practice law in New York and California, as well as before immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals nationwide.

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Elizabeth Davis, IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

Elizabeth's work focuses on providing legal representation to individuals who are facing deportation.  Prior to joining DSCS, Elizabeth worked for a non-profit organization called The Door, as an immigration attorney primarily representing young people seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in New York Family and Immigration Courts. She is a graduate of NYU School of Law, where she was a student advocate with the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic.

Elizabeth speaks English and Spanish. Elizabeth is licensed to practice law in New York as well as before immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals nationwide.

 

 

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Julia Cortez, LEGAL ASSISTANT

Julia Cortez joined Dolores Street in January 2019 as a Legal Assistant in the Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program. Her work primarily focuses on providing support to the program's attorneys and their clients, and assisting Dreamers with their DACA renewals.

Julia earned her B.A. in Criminal Justice from San Francisco State University, and  her M.P.A. from Notre Dame de Namur University. 

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KARINA FERNANDEZ, legal ASSISTANT

Karina is a San Francisco native, born and raised in La Mission. She joined Dolores Street in July 2019 as a Legal Assistant in the Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program. Her work primarily focuses on providing support to the program’s attorneys and clients. More specifically, she works on detained cases in which the clients are in immigration custody. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Karina earned her B.A. in Sociology & Anthropology with a Minor in Public Policy from University of Redlands in Southern California. She is passionate about uplifting marginalized communities and bases her work ethic upon inclusivity, respect, and compassion.

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DAISY OCAMPO, Program ASSISTANT

Daisy joined the program in May of 2017. She is the primary point of contact for clients and community members seeking information, referrals, and consultation appointments for their immigration case. She is fluent in Spanish and is proficient at performing client screening and intake. She also helps with other administrative functions of the program, such as reporting for grant management purposes.

Daisy studied City and Regional Planning and Education as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley where she received her B.A. in 2015.

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Daniel werner, legal fellow

Daniel began his work with Dolores Street Community Services during law school as an intern and returned to the organization in his current role in September of 2018. He grew up in San Francisco and began working in immigrant communities in the Bay Area in 2012, including as a legal worker in immigration programs at Canal Alliance in San Rafael and Catholic Charities of the East Bay in Richmond. Daniel continued his work with immigrant communities as a recipient of a Public Service Scholarship at UC Irvine School of Law, where he participated in the school’s Immigrant Rights Clinic.

Daniel speaks English and Spanish. Daniel is licensed to practice law in California, as well as before immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals nationwide.