weekly blog posts reflecting on my pro bono experience since I left Oakland in July 2015:


lumpkin, georgia (immigration detention center)

Stewart Detention Center

This Is My Last Blog Post (!) (December 6, 2016)

Immigration in the Deep South (November 29, 2016)

Strategically Resisting a Trump Presidency (November 22, 2016)

leesport, pennsylvania (family immigration detention center)

Berks Family Detention Center: Pro Bono Counsel

Living in the Trump Era: What Happened? (November 15, 2016)

What's the Next Step? (November 9, 2016)

This Dad Was Released (Moms, Dads, and Kids in Jail: Part 2 of 2) (November 1, 2016)

Moms, Dads, and Kids in Long-Term Jail (Part 1 of 2) (October 25, 2016)

South bronx, new york city (various immigration-based work)

Make The Road, Jackson Heights // Self-Founded Immigration Legal Services Clinics at Mercy Center & St. Luke's, South Bronx

My Journey Has Almost Come to an End (October 18, 2016)

When My Client is My Neighbor (October 11, 2016)

Life on the Road for 15 Months (and Counting) (October 4, 2016)

The Clock is Ticking (September 27, 2016)

4 Different Days, 4 Different NYC Immigration Stories (September 20, 2016)

She Said Working 40 Hours Isn't Enough (September 13, 2016)

Kicking off the Immigration Legal Clinic in the South Bronx (September 6, 2016)

How I'm Moving Forward (August 30, 2016)

Living and Working in the Bronx (August 23, 2016)

Getting Back to My Roots (August 16, 2016)

chicago, illinois (immigrant detention: appellate work)

National Immigrant Justice Center: Detention Project

Traveling through the Factory/Rust Belt (August 9, 2016)

Hangin' Tough (August 3, 2016)

Why Am I Doing Any of This? (July 26, 2016)

Where Do We Go from Here? (July 19, 2016)

A Divided Chicago, Nation, and World (July 12, 2016)

365+ Days of Attorney on the Move! (July 5, 2016)

Innocent People in County Jail (June 28, 2016)

She's Been Detained for *Years* (June 21, 2016)

From the Middle of Nowhere to 3 Million People (June 14, 2016)

Sleeping in Strangers' Homes (June 7, 2016)

Goodbye Texas, Hello Midwest! (May 31, 2016)


Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES): Family Detention Center Project

Carless (and Somewhat Sleepless) in Austin (May 24, 2016)

Life Is What Happens When You Are Making Other Plans (May 17, 2016)

Sounding the Alarm (Literally) (May 10, 2016)

I'm Sick & Tired of this BS (May 3, 2016)

I'm No Cog in the Wheel (April 19, 2016)

We Spun the Roulette Wheel & Came up Short (April 12, 2016)

I Made It by the Skin of My Teeth (April 5, 2016)

When My Client Isn't in the Courtroom (March 29, 2016)

When Your Heart is in a Million Places (March 22, 2016)

DIlley, texas (immigration detention center for women & children)

CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project

(Part 3 of 3) Babies in Jail in Texas (March 15, 2016)

(Part 2 of 3) Babies in Jail (March 8, 2016)

(Part 1 of 3) Babies in Jail (March 1, 2016)

santa fe, new mexico (immigration law: deferred action for childhood arrivals [daca])

Santa Fe Dreamers Project

First Time on the Airwaves Talking about Immigration! (February 23, 2016)

Who I was in a Past Life (February 16, 2016)

Perfect is the Enemy of the Good (February 9, 2016)

Why Less is Truly More (February 2, 2016)

Two Heads Are Better Than One (January 26, 2016)

Tucson, Arizona (immigration law)

Casa Alitas

An Announcement: I'm Going All in for Immigrant Justice (January 19, 2016)

Across the US/Mexico Border: In Their Shoes (January 12, 2016)

I'm an Hour Away from Mexico (January 5, 2016)

Happy New Year from the Road (December 29, 2015)

Navajo reservation/window rock, arizona (tribal law)

DNA (Dinébe’iiná Náhiiłna be Agha’diit’ahii) Legal Services

Spending the Holidays on Reservations (December 22, 2015)

This Time I'm Living on the Res (& the Importance of Allyship) (December 15, 2015)

Why I'm Working on Another Reservation (December 8, 2015)

Thanks to You, Things Will Change (December 4, 2015)


Worked with Solo Practitioner: the only attorney within 100 miles

You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello (November 24, 2015)

Can We Be People Without Borders? (November 17, 2015)

Am I the Only Asian Person Here? (November 10, 2015)

What It's Like to Live & Work in Very Rural Montana (November 2, 2015)

Is It Really a Small World After All? (October 27, 2015)

Couchsurfing My Way to Montana (October 21, 2015)


Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

When One Door Closes, Another Opens (October 13, 2015)

We Get by with a Little Help from Our Friends (October 6, 2015)

The West Coast Urban Housing Crisis (September 29, 2015)

What It's Like Inside a Federal Immigration Detention Center (September 22, 2015)


Catholic Charities: Immigration Legal Services

Why It's Better to Go Pedal to the Metal (September 9, 2015)

Portland: A Few Weeks in the Least Diverse Big City in America (September 2, 2015)

Saying YES to the Present Moment (August 26, 2015)

What It's Like to Have No Home (August 18, 2015)


California Rural Legal Assistance

Photo Essay: Stories of Farmworkers in Lamont, California (August 11, 2015)

Sí, Se Puede: Working with the Local Community (August 4, 2015)

5 Coaching Tips for Attorneys (July 28, 2015)

The Justice Gap in Rural America (July 22, 2015)

Why I Gave Away Nearly Everything I Owned to Be a Pro Bono Lawyer (July 14, 2015)