Press & Media

Press & Media


The City of San Diego declared November 17, 2020 Carmen M. Chavez, Esq.’s 25th Anniversary at Casa Cornelia Law Center Day!

San Diego Women’s Foundation grants $380,000 to nonprofits
June 2, 2020

Pandemic takes a toll on San Diego County refugees sheltering in place with abusive partners
By: Roxana Popescu on June 9, 2020

Dilkhwaz Ahmed, Executive Director of License to Freedom and former Casa Cornelia client

Phenomenal San Diego Women in Advocacy and Empowerment
By: John Wilkens, Pam Kragen, Karen Kucher, and Lauren J. Mapp on June 27, 2020

Passion Meets Profession
By: Cal Western School of Law on February 13, 2020

Local leader empowers Latinas
By: Isabel Hughes on August 22, 2019

Judge Dana Sabraw honored with humanitarian award by Casa Cornelia Law Center
By: Kristina Davis on August 24, 2019

Casa Cornelia Law Center Receives Award
By: Linda McIntosh on January 11, 2019

This article was also published in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Asylum seekers sent back to Mexico under Trump policy face another challenge — finding a lawyer
By: Linda McIntosh on January 11, 2019

This article was also published in The Los Angeles Times.

Zags visited the southern border through CCE immersion trip
By: Sidney Jones on January 16, 2019

Nonprofit Provides Legal Services for Immigrants
By: Lexy Brodt on December 28, 2018

This article was also published in The Coast News Group.

Legal Representation for Detained Migrants Hindered by Access Issues
By: Maria Benevento on December 21, 2018

This article was published in The National Catholic Reporter.

2018 Digna Ochoa Human Rights Defender Award Presented
By: Editor on December 6th, 2018

This article was published in The Vista Press.

5 Views on The Migrant Caravan Crisis That Might Change Your Mind About It
Published on December 6th, 2018

This article was published in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Newsmaker Interview: Dilkhwaz Ahmed, License to Freedom, Humanitarian Award Winner
Published December 2018

This article was published in East County Magazine.

As many undocumented parents of children born in the United States  worry about the well-being of their children if they are deported, our Executive Director Carmen Chavez advised prepardeness and open discussion amongst families facing this uncertainty. “Studies done by the Migration Policy Institute, estimate there are 5 million children under the age of 18, living with at least one undocumented parent. Seventy-nine percent of those children are U.S. Citizens.” Please click here for the full article and video.
As the numbers of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America rose, our Executive Director Carmen Chavez was called upon to speak about this issue at a national level. Carmen was  featured in both the Washington Post and on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, sharing the point of view of the young children we serve. On MSNBC, Carmen shared two stories of teenagers, Teresa and Antonio, who could not escape the grip of gang violence in their home countries and fled to the U.S. to safety. In the Washington Post article, Carmen reminds readers about the particular vulnerability of these children. Please click here for the article.


Carmen Chavez

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