The people who are fleeing from Central America are really suffering in their countries. They come to Mexico and the US because otherwise they will die. Before judging them, listen to their stories and reasons to come.- Attorney Yasmin Voglewede
Yasmin is a native of El Paso and a proud Texan. She is also the daughter of an immigrant, and she is a dual-citizen of Mexico and the United States. She received her bachelor's degree in 2000 from the University of Notre Dame and majored in the Program of Liberal Studies and Spanish. She earned her J.D. from St. Mary’s University, School of Law in 2003. She has been actively practicing Immigration Law since 2007, and is licensed by the State of New mexico and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Yasmin was first introduced to immigration law when she was invited to volunteer at the Department of Immigration of Catholic Charities of San Antonio. It was there where she realized she had a strong passion for helping the immigrant community, specifically asylum seekers and victims of crime. Their stories made her realize how strong and resilient they were, but also, how necessary it was to show them compassion and care.
Yasmin was subsequently hired by Catholic Charities and worked there for 10 years, until she decided to move on and opened Elvora Law Firm. By starting Elvora Law Firm, Yasmin hopes to continue to serve the immigrant community and not just continue her focus on asylum seekers and victims of crime, but also assist with family reunification and citizenship.
When she isn’t fighting for immigrant rights, Yasmin likes to spend time with her dog, crochet, and support her favorite sports team like the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Go Irish!