Laura Vazquez

Laura Vazquez

Senior Immigration Legislative Analyst, NCLR
Biography: 

Laura Vazquez is the Senior Immigration Legislative Analyst for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.  She monitors immigration policy and conducts legislative and administrative advocacy in order to advance just and humane reforms to the current immigration system.

Previously, she served as a constituent caseworker for Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, assisting D.C. residents with their immigration applications.  As a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellow, she monitored efforts to address laws passed in 1996 that impacted immigrants.  Her background includes research on Mexican migration to the United States and the role of nonprofits in advocating for Latino immigrants.  Laura holds an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of California, San Diego and a BA in Political Science and Spanish from Kenyon College.  She was born in Puebla, Mexico and grew up in Ohio.