About Us

Laura Peña, Pro Bono Counsel

Laura Peña is the Pro Bono Counsel at the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. Prior to this position, she served as a visiting attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP), managing the family reunification efforts and fighting against zero tolerance policies along the U.S.-Mexico border. As a native of the Rio Grande Valley, Laura joined the organization to help those most vulnerable families being targeted by extreme law enforcement policies. Laura was previously appointed as a foreign policy advisor at the U.S. State Department under the Obama Administration and later served as an immigration trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Laura has also worked in private practice managing corporate business immigration strategies for technology companies in Silicon Valley.