Immigration Senior Staff Attorney
Jean Yamasaki is an Immigration Senior Staff Attorney at Centro Legal de la Raza. Jean represents clients in their immigration cases before the Immigration Court and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. Her work involves non-detained removal defense, particularly of unaccompanied children. Jean previously practiced immigration law at East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, where she represented unaccompanied children seeking relief from deportation, as well as clients seeking affirmative asylum, U-Visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, naturalization, and family-based petitions. Jean served as supervising attorney for the Student-Initiated Legal Services Project (SLPS) East Bay Dreamer Clinic, Berkeley Law. Jean is a member of AILA and NLG.