New York Times quotes ICLC staff attorney Mauricio Noroña on DACA story.

The New York Times quoted staff attorney Mauricio Noroña in its continued coverage of U.S.P.S. and U.S.C.I.S. errors that affected hundreds of DACA renewal applicants, including one of our clients. Reporting by Times journalist Liz Robbins exposed the issue and placed pressured the government to rescind an initial policy to not permit affected individuals from re-submitting their applications. 


“I’m not an immigrant in the truest sense of the word -- I was born and raised in New York City. But, I grew up with my parents’ culture and traditions. My first language was Spanish, and I was placed in ESL classes until I was eight years old. I didn’t understand American culture until I was older, and I lived the immigrant experience vicariously through my parents. Because I straddle being American and being an immigrant, I’m able to bridge the gap between the two communities. There’s no disconnect, and I engage both effectively. My work and all that I want to accomplish is done through the eyes of my parents.” - Anthony, Immigrant Community Law Center - ICLC paralegal


"As an immigrant, I have faced many unnecessary obstacles and limitations that could have easily been prevented if only I had the necessary knowledge. Working with the skilled, empathetic, and passionate attorneys at ICLC is much more than a job, it's a vessel for me to help my immigrant families navigate the system irrespective of where they are from." Mildred, ICLC pararalegal.