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UA Alumna Pierina Ortiz and Volunteers Of Legal Service

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Melissa Stern

September 21, 2015
I was introduced to the VOLS Dream Not Deferred Project by a staff member of The Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, which is the high school I attended. VOLS partners with my school to provide free legal assistance for immigrant youth, and I was provided with these services. The help I received from VOLS during this application process was tremendous. We held continuous meetings with the lawyer and my family was informed and supported during every step of the way. We were part of the process from filling out the applications and thinking about strategy. Our lawyer helped us
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