Oficina Legal de Raymundo Eli Rojas
The mission of the Law Office of Raymundo Eli Rojas is to provide affordable legal services to the U.S.-Mexico border community.
Raymundo Elí Rojas has been a proponent of immigrant rights and an advocate of workers for more than 15 years. His work has extended from the U.S.-Mexico border region to the Midwest section of the U.S., Colorado, and to the Washington D.C. area.
Mr. Rojas is the founder of Apoyo Trabajador, a worker advocacy organization in Lawrence, Kansas, and the Johnson County Immigrant Rights Coalition in Kansas.
He is also co-founder of the Kansas City Worker Justice Project, a low-income worker advocacy organization that works with daylaborers and other low-income workers to fight wage theft in the Kansas City Metro area. Since its founding, the KC Worker Justice Project has gain over 1 million dollars in backwages for workers.
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Mr. Rojas teaches Chicano Legal History at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) under the Chicano Studies Program. He volunteers in many capacities, including service to the Alumni Advisory Board of the National Latino(a) Law Student Association and as an organizer with Los de Abajo (dayworker organization in El Paso).
Rojas is a member of Friends of the El Paso Public Library Main Branch board of directors, serves as a community organizing consultant for local neighborhood associations, and advises the Chicano(a) Pre-Law Society, a civil-right oriented pre-law organization at UTEP.
A Christian who believes and continues Christ advocacy for the poor, he has also helped establish groups such as the Chicano(a) Poetic Conspiracy (poetry group) and the El Paso Chicano(a) History and Preservation Project.
Rojas is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico and the ACLU of Texas as well as the National Lawyers Guild and the National Lawyers Guild's National Immigration Project. Rojas currently serves at president of the El Paso Immigrant Defense Bar and the El Paso Chapter of the National Lawyer Guild, which he founded in 2012. In 2013, Rojas was named to the board of the Immigration Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar.
Rojas if the founder and chair of the Mesa Directiva of Raza Organize!, an El Paso organization founded to teach community organizing, civic engagement, and empowerment to people of color in El Paso.
Prior to starting his private law practice, Mr. Rojas was executive director of Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center where he led a team of lawyers, counselors, and advocates toward the defense of immigrants, including refugees, unaccompanied immigrant children, and immigrant survivors of domestic violence.
Born and raised in El Paso, Rojas comes from a long family line of sheetmetal workers. His great-grandfather emigrated the family from Torreon, Couhuila, Mexico in 1915 escaping the violence of the Victoriano Huerta regime during the Mexican Revolution.
Mr. Rojas earned his diploma from Eastwood High School and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso and his Juris Doctor is from the University of Kansas School of Law.
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Rojas continues his advocacy for immigrants and workers; but, with a more powerful impact through his practice of law. His goal is to offer affordable and honest legal services to the community.
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