Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP has announced the appointment of Barbara Camacho, Esq. as the firm's latest "Fragomen Fellow" effective August 29, 2011.The Fragomen Fellowship is a two-year rotating position the firm established to enhance the pro bono immigration services provided by the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association.
Ms. Camacho will focus on advocacy to enhance the access to and quality of counsel for detained immigrants in New York.To this end, she will be responsible for training and mentoring pro bono lawyers.Further she will continue the critical community education and outreach activities.
Ms. Camacho has over four years experience in a combination of practice areas including criminal and immigration law. She joins Fragomen from the American Friends Service Committee Immigration Rights Program in Newark, where she served for the past two and one-half years as KIND Fellow representing detained minors in Immigration Court.
Ms. Camacho continues the Fragomen commitment to the Fellowship in this new two-year position promoting the vitally needed immigration services.She replaces former Fragomen Fellow Michael Almonte, who served since August 2010.