Growing up in a Mexican immigrant family living in the South Bronx inspired Israel’s decision to pursue a career in public interest immigration law. During law school, Israel interned with the Immigration Project at Volunteers of Legal Service, where he found himself under the mentorship of an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow and working with young people seeking various forms of relief. Israel was also part of CUNY Law’s Immigrant & Non-Citizens Rights Clinic. Israel is looking forward to joining Building One Community’s removal defense team as an IJC Fellow, where he’ll be representing unaccompanied minors.