Adilene joined Tahirih in 2018. As an immigration attorney, Adilene provides Tahirih clients with an analysis of their immigration benefits options and represents clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Immigration Courts, U.S. Department of State, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Adilene also serves as co-counsel to our pro-bono attorneys representing Tahirih clients.
Prior to joining Tahirih, Adilene served as associate attorney for Benach Collopy LLP, a boutique immigration law firm, for nearly four years. In 2017, Adilene authored A Practitioner’s Guide to Bond Issues (17-02 Immigration Briefings 1), which provides a detailed step-by-step guidance to practitioners on the ins and outs of seeking a client’s release from immigration custody. Adilene also served as editor of the Cancellation of Removal for Nonlawful Permanent Residents chapter in AILA’s The Waiver’s Book, 2nd Ed. Adilene is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has served as a panelist on the state of prosecutorial discretion at AILA’s 2017 national conference.
“I am inspired by Tahirih’s holistic approach to client services. Tahirih not only provides women and girls with immigration and family law assistance and connects clients to social services, but Tahirih also works to advocate for policy changes so that women and girls can live in safety and with dignity. I am thrilled to be part of an organization like Tahirih that works daily to provide lasting change for such a vulnerable population.”
Education: Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, JD; Santa Clara University, BS
Hometown: Fremont, California