Emerson Argueta

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Emerson Argueta

Emerson was born in El Salvador and emigrated to the United States with his family in the early 1990s, and settled on Long Island. Emerson’s experience working in immigration started in his first year at Fordham University School of Law when he volunteered with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project. He continued advocating for immigrants through four service trips to the family detention center in Dilley, Texas, and internships with Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) and Human Rights First. Emerson works with Immigrant Justice Corps’ Long Island Project where he represents underserved vulnerable women and children facing removal to Central American countries where they fear gang and domestic violence.