Meet our team

Our small team of attorneys has a deep knowledge base and diverse backgrounds in child advocacy, removal defense, immigration, family, and administrative law.

We have worked in small firms, big firms, and non profit organizations and we have been pro bono attorneys and pro bono coordinators. CILA has over 40 years of collective experience that we are pleased to be able to share with the community.

Children's Immigration Law Academy - Yasmin Yavar

Yasmin Yavar

Senior Staff Attorney

Victoria (Vickie) Giambra

Senior Staff Attorney

Laura Egan

Senior Staff Attorney

Colleena Payne

Grants & Operations Manager
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Marissa Barrera

Social Worker
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Brenda Garcia-Carrera

Outreach Coordinator
Children's Immigration Law Academy - Meredith Linsky

Meredith Linsky

Director of the ABA Commission on Immigration in Washington, DC
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