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Darlene Boggs


ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project


Darlene Barballianiz Boggs is a Paralegal in the Immigrants’ Rights Project.  Before joining IRP, Darlene worked as a Removal Defense Paralegal at Van Der Hout LLP, a nationally renowned immigration law firm known for winning difficult cases.   During her time at Van Der Hout, Darlene routinely worked with clients with criminal backgrounds who were facing immediate removal.   She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley where she majored in Rhetoric and Anthropology.  During undergrad, Darlene assisted Professor Marianne Constable with research pertaining exonerated women who killed their husbands in the early twentieth-century in Chicago to explore the rhetoric of law and history. She interned at Bankston Immigration Law Office where she worked on LGBTQIA asylum applications.  Darlene has also volunteered as a Spanish interpreter and legal document drafter for Innovation Law Lab’s BorderX project, Centro de la Raza Legal, and San Francisco’s Pathway to Citizenship Initiative.