Welcome (and Welcome Back)!

MIA is pleased to share that we welcomed three new staff members to our team in August, allowing us to provide stronger, more holistic legal services to people at risk of deportation.

Veronica Virgen Miguel, a 2020 graduate of the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law, interned with MIA as a college student when she was attending Christian Brothers University. She later worked with MIA as a legal assistant prior to law school. We now welcome Veronica back as our Memphis-based Children’s Project Law Clerk, and upon admission to the bar, Staff Attorney. With the Children’s Project, Veronica will represent kids in deportation proceedings, including children living with their families in our community, as well as kids in government custody.

Diana Miranda, a junior at Rhodes College, has also interned with MIA—both in high school and as a college student. As our part-time Survivors’ Project Coordinator, Diana will now be working closely with our Survivors’ Project team, helping our clients stay safe with their families in the U.S. while healing from the trauma of violence.

Finally, MIA is honored to welcome Elizabeth R. McClellan, our Survivors’ Project Civil Attorney. Elizabeth, a graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, returns to Memphis after gaining considerable expertise in providing survivors of violent crimes with civil legal services. As our first non-immigration practitioner on staff, Elizabeth will represent our clients seeking orders of protection, child support, divorces, and other civil remedies.

The entire MIA staff is fortunate to have the opportunity to work alongside these three dedicated advocates.

Learn more about Veronica Virgen Miguel.

Learn more about Diana Miranda.

Learn more about Elizabeth McClellan.

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