Working at CHRCL  

STAFF

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Peter schey

President and Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law and its Casa Libre/Freedom House program. Mr. Schey oversees the implementation of the policies and programs of CHRCL and Casa Libre as well as all litigation of the1997 Flores Settlement Agreement.

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aneli gallardo

Paralegal at the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. Mx. Gallardo supports the Staff Attorneys and the Executive Director in legal and administrative matters. Mx. Gallardo received their Bachelors of Science in Justice Studies with a minor in Forensic Studies from San Jose State University in 2021.

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Carlos Holguin

General Counsel at the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. A long-standing advocate and lawyer representing thousands of detained unaccompanied minors in federal custody. Mr. Holguin oversees all litigation of the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement.

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antonia reyes

Staff Attorney for the Center of Human Rights and Constitutional Law. Ms. Reyes fundamentally believes in the inherent dignity and inalienable equal rights of all humans. Licensed in California, admitted to the U.S. District Court Central District of California and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2020, she served as a Legislative Aide to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the State of Georgia. Ms. Reyes earned her Master of Laws (“LL.M”) degree in International Human Rights from Emory University School of Law. She graduated with her Juris Doctor (“J.D.”) in Business Law from Whittier Law School. She was awarded the CALI award in European Union Law. Ms. Reyes earned her B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Law and Society from California State University, Los Angeles. She dedicates her career to pursuing freedom, justice, and harmony in the world through the law.

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daisy davila

Paralegal at the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. Prior to working at CHRCL, Ms. Davila worked at a criminal and immigration law firm in their EOIR Department. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Law, Politics, and Policy as well as a minor in Communications from California State University of Long Beach in 2021.

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taylor koehler

Staff Attorney at Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. Ms. Koehler is an international human rights attorney with a passion for bringing the international human rights regime into domestic law discourse. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to working at CHRCL, Taylor was a Public Policy Fellow at the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) in Minneapolis, MN.

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sarah kahn

Staff Attorney at Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. Ms. Kahn has a background in anti-carceral advocacy and litigating detention conditions. She has a JD from UCI Law and was a Justice Catalyst Fellow at the ACLU of Southern California. She is the founder of Free Verse, a nonprofit that teaches creative writing in juvenile detention facilities across Montana.

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. 

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.

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.

Carlos Holguin, Esq.

General Counsel at the 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.

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.

Michelle Seyler, J.D.

Executive Director of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE). 15 years in nonprofit organizations, including management, administration, fundraising, policy advocacy, legal advocacy, community engagement, communications, and marketing.