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Thank you for visiting my bio to learn more about me! I am a proud Austin Immigration Attorney and I choose to work in immigration in our community because it is important, fulfilling, and helps me fight for social justice. My clients are going through some of the most important processes of their lives. What I do not only has an effect on the lives of my clients, but also on the lives of their children and grandchildren. An ability to live and work in the US without fear of deportation provides better jobs, more security, and a life with more opportunities. Immigration relief affects the future generations of families and elevates everyone in our country; I believe that diversity makes our country beautiful.
I wanted to work in the field of social justice when I started law school at the University of Texas. I knew I would be able to help in the Immigration Clinic because I speak Spanish, so I decided to enroll. As a student at the Clinic, my first assignment was to visit the Hutto immigrant detention center. There, I met with a detained family of asylum seekers who had a five-month-old baby girl. She was wearing a onesie issued by the prison. Her mom asked me if I would hold her during our meeting because I smelled like the outside world, and when I got up to leave our meeting, she asked me if I could sneak her baby out with me and take care of her until her parents could get out. Although I couldn’t do that, I did represent the family in their successful asylum case.
Cynthia Gonzalez Medina