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Evelyn Haydee Cruz

Associate Clinical Professor & Director immigration Clinic

Arizona State University The College of Law


Evelyn Haydee Cruz was born in El Salvador and emigrated to the United States when she was twelve years old. She is now an American citizen. Her vast experience with immigration includes working with grass-roots organizations in the California Central Valley and conducting trainings for lay advocates and experienced attorneys throughout the United States including many presentations delivered through the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. She consults on complex immigration cases throughout the United States. Evelyn has taught immigration law for over five years and was a clinical teaching fellow at Yale University School of Law. She has co-authored several immigration law manuals used by immigration practitioners and pro-se detainees at Immigration Detention Centers throughout the country.