Bryan Alvarado is a Legal Assistant at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). Bryan is responsible for updating electronic records, coordinating appointments, assisting immigration clinics and other clerical duties for the Legal Department.
Raised by undocumented parents, he was aware of the struggle’s many people face as they attempt to adjust their legal status. As a result, he and his family had no choice but to leave the country in order to follow one of the pathways for protected status. Fortunately, they were able to return and eventually arrange the naturalization process. This experience solidified his focus on a career path towards helping others struggling through the bureaucratic immigration system.
Once in High School he was a member of a Youth Government program, which expanded his insight into local government. Bryan expanded his community involvement by becoming a volunteer for School on Wheels and CHIRLA while attending Fullerton College. While attending Cal State Fullerton he founded a new collegiate council on campus - Fullerton Collegiate LULAC recognized by the national League of United Latin American Citizens Council (LULAC) organization.
Bryan is committed to continue an efficient work environment and meet the professional standards required. He is honored to join the organization and eager to play a role in sustaining CHIRLA’s mission towards progressive social change.