Attorney Liana E. Montecinos is an asylee from Honduras who became an immigration attorney. Liana is the Founder and Managing Attorney at Montecinos Immigration Law LLC

Attorney Liana E. Montecinos is an asylee from Honduras who became an immigration attorney. Liana is the Founder and Managing Attorney at Montecinos Immigration Law LLC and she is a panelist at Undocumented Lawyers Empoderando a la Comunidad happening tomorrow at 7pm EST. To register, email contact@u4sj.org or lmontecinos@u4sj.org.
 Liana has over a decade of experience passionately working in the immigration legal field.  She represents detained and non-detained immigrants in complex immigration matters. Liana is committed to not only helping clients achieve their goals, but to also providing legal representation in a client-centered practice where every interaction with her clients matters. Liana believes in empowering clients and humanizing the immigration system. In addition to her work as an immigration attorney, Liana is heavily involved in the immigrant community. She is the Founding Executive Director of United for Social Justice, a 501(c)3 non-profit, whose mission is to help undocumented and first-generation students access higher education. Since 2009, Liana and her team have helped over 385 students access higher education and they have awarded over 56 college scholarships to deserving first generation students facing financial and immigration difficulties. She also leads Know Your Rights presentations and immigration clinics for the immigrant community, and recently, helped organize and deliver food to immigrant families in dire need due to COVID-19. Liana is a Board Member at AsylumWorks, a nonprofit that empowers asylum seekers to rebuild their lives with dignity and purpose. Liana is an alumni advisory member for the National Latino(a) Law Student Association (NLLSA). Liana has also organized multiple advocacy trips to the southern border to protect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. Liana is a frequent speaker on immigration at Telemundo, Univision, Telesur and other media outlets. #tupuedes #palante #conganas #poderosa

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