Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Lucero Saldana Mistry to Supervising Attorney of HLA’s immigration program.
Lucero, born in Lima, Peru, moved to Florida as an infant. She lived in Hollywood, FL and attended high school there before doing undergraduate work in Boca Raton. She then attended Florida Coastal School of Law.
Lucero said when she was young she wanted to practice immigration law as she went through the process herself. When she grew a bit older, her thinking evolved and she began to lean toward Family Law though she says that when she graduated, she found that the demand for immigration attorneys was high and the fact that she was fluent in both English and Spanish made her well suited for immigration work.
She moved to New York State in 2016 and has been working with Hiscock Legal Aid Society since that time.
“I went through the process myself,” said Lucero. “I came here without status and I went through the whole system so I understand the stressors involved and I want to help people for those reasons.”