Yoana Flores, Asylum Initiative Coordinator, is responsible for coordinating our Legal Orientation Program for asylum seekers detained at the Tallahatchie Correctional Facility located in Tutwiler, MS. Ms. Flores has over 2 years of experience providing immigration legal services in both nonprofit and for-profit settings.
Ms. Flores comes from a long line of first-generation Salvadoran immigrants. Her dedication to immigration reform and legal services was born out of her personal life experience. Early childhood memories involve assisting her own mother and father with interpreting, visiting immigration attorneys, and attending asylum interviews. Ms. Flores has firsthand experience coping with the inequalities and struggles so many of our immigrant neighbors face. Her life experience along with a growing knowledge of immigration policy fuels her passion for immigrant justice.
When Ms. Flores is not spending long hours fighting for immigrant rights she loves spending every free moment with her husband and two children, Milan and Jasmine.