Legal Fellow Clinical Programs
Alison Salazar was raised in Boyle Heights by immigrant parents from San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Growing up, the socio-economic hardships that her family and community faced inspired her to demand justice. As a result, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Policy at Occidental College, along with minors in Politics and Latinx Studies.
At Occidental, Alison independently conducted a qualitative study on transnational immigrant activism, with a goal of expanding resources for Mexican deportees and returnees. However, it was through her organizing experiences with tenants, street vendors, and immigrants, that she found her passion for power building in immigrant communities.
Upon graduating, Alison was eager to immerse herself in the immigrant rights movement, and is very excited to support folks in applying for citizenship and DACA renewals at CHIRLA.