Working at CHRCL
Peter Schey, Esq.
President and Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law and its Casa Libre/Freedom House program. Mr. Schey oversees implementation of the policies and programs of CHRCL and Casa Libre.
Carlos Holguin, Esq.
General Counsel at the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law.
Sameen Ahmadnia, Esq.
Staff Attorney at the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. Ms. Ahmadnia represents individuals before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Asylum Offices, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal District Court. Ms. Ahmadnia focuses her practice on asylum matters, defending individuals in removal proceedings, immigration appeals, naturalization applications, and representing individuals in family-based visa petitions.
Taini Adhikary, Esq.
Staff Attorney at the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. Ms. Adhikary is an advocate for minorities and has worked with human trafficking and domestic violence cases during and after law school. As a first-generation immigrant, whose upbringing spans four different countries, her focus is to help remedy both domestic and international human right violations.
Mary Jane Hunter
Paralegal at the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. Ms. Hunter supports the Staff Attorneys and the Executive Director in legal and administrative matters. She manages all social media, website, and community outreach / fundraising materials.
Paralegal at the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. Ms. Ramirez supports the Staff Attorneys and the Executive Director in legal and administrative matters. She provides Spanish-English translation and works on all immigration / citizenship matters for Casa Libre residents.
Board of directors
Peter Schey, Esq.
President of the Board of Directors.
A long-standing advocate and lawyer representing thousands of detained unaccompanied minors in federal custody.
Gary Manulkin, Esq.
Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Immigration and Naturalization Lawyer. Former Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at Loyola Law School and Southwestern University School of Law. Co-founder of the Model Cities One-Stop Immigration Center.
Carlos Holguin, Esq.
General Counsel at Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. A long-standing advocate and lawyer representing thousands of detained unaccompanied minors in federal custody.
William Tan, Esq.
Co-founder of Tan & Sakiyama. Outside counsel to the Los Angeles City Attorney and the City of Los Angeles’ Community Redevelopment Agency. Advisor to two former Mayors of Los Angeles, and two former Los Angeles City Attorneys. 35 years of experience in handling immigration, naturalization matters and the litigation of immigration related matters.
Chanchanit (Chancee) Martorell
Founder & Executive Director of the Thai Community Development Center which advocates for victims of human trafficking, affordable housing, and more. Created and taught the first Thai-American Experience course offered as part of UCLA’s Asian-American Studies and taught“Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery” at UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures.
Dr. Reynaldo Macias
Faculty member and founding Chair of the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and the César E. Chávez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction. Regular consultant to state policy making bodies. Co-founder of Aztlán—International Journal of Chicano Studies Research, and of the National Association of Chicano Social Science.
Jim Tom Haynes, Esq.
Experienced in a variety of areas of immigration law, including employment visas, litigation, and appellate practices. Expert in immigration removal matters and handling complex nationality matters, including regaining US citizenship after renunciation.
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