Laura Vazquez is Associate Director of Immigrant Integration at UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza). Vazquez works with Affiliates to expand and sustain their immigration legal services programs. Previously she conducted legislative and administrative advocacy to advance just and humane reforms to the current immigration system.
Prior to UnidosUS, Laura served as a constituent caseworker for Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, assisting D.C. residents with their immigration applications. As a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellow, she monitored efforts to address laws passed in 1996 that impacted immigrants. Her background includes research on Mexican migration to the United States and the role of nonprofits in advocating for Latino immigrants.
Ms. Vazquez holds a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, San Diego and a bachelor’s in political science and Spanish from Kenyon College.