Immigration Staff Attorney
Siobhan Waldron joined the Immigration team as a Staff Attorney in May 2016. Prior to joining Centro, Siobhan worked at the Immigration Center for Women and Children in Los Angeles, where she specialized in serving as appointed counsel under Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder for individuals in removal proceedings who are detained by the Department of Homeland Security and who were found incompetent to represent themselves due to mental health issues. Prior to focusing on removal defense, she handled U Visa, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), I-751 Battered Spouse Waivers, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) cases – and derivative petitions/consular processing/adjustment of status/waivers/naturalization related to those cases. Siobhan received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2012, where she specialized in the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy and Critical Race Studies Program. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006 in Legal Studies and Spanish, with a concentration in Hispanic Languages and Bilingual Issues. During and after college, Siobhan volunteered with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area as an interpreter for Spanish-speaking individuals seeking asylum. Also at that time, she began visiting and working in solidarity with isolated rural villages in El Salvador with the Oakland-based non-profit organization the Central American Refugee Committee (CRECE).