Mauricio became motivated to pursue a career in immigration after seeing countless community members fall prey to notarios. He spent his first law school summer working for an immigration lawyer where he researched and analyzed immigration issues and drafted briefs supporting clients seeking asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the convention against torture. Last year, Mauricio worked for both the Los Angeles County Public Defender Immigration Unit and the Immigrant Legal Center in Omaha. Mauricio is now counseling and representing low-income immigrants, as a student attorney, at the University of Nebraska College of Law Immigration Clinic. Mauricio will be placed with Catholic Charities of Central Florida, where he will continue to provide access to lifesaving representation to immigrants on a wide range of affirmative and defensive cases.