Luis A. Perez

Ernesto Yerena

The first undocumented immigrant to earn a degree from the UCLA School of Law, Luis A. Perez ’05, J.D. ’10 is the legal services director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). Since 2012, he has coordinated CHIRLA’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) legal clinic, helping to ensure that thousands of young immigrants in California apply for DACA. He also provides accurate information about DACA’s requirements to thousands more across the country, warning against immigration fraud.