Ruth Blanco

Law Clerk

+1.415.344.3626

90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94105

Prior to joining T&S, Ruth worked at a large business immigration law firm, focusing on employment-based immigration matters, including but not limited to PERM labor certification applications, immigrant visa petitions and adjustment-of-status applications. Ruth crafted motions to reconsider and responses to opposing government challenges, such as requests for evidence and notices of intent to deny. Ruth also conducted prescreen and job change assessments for clients in various fields applying for various types of nonimmigrant visas.

Ruth began her legal career in the business immigration field in 2015. After several years as an immigration paralegal, Ruth decided to go to law school. Ruth was selected to participate as a Student Practitioner for the Loyola Law School Immigration Clinic in New Orleans, where she gained additional experience working on family-based immigration matters, asylum applications, and special immigrant juvenile applications. Prior to that, Ruth served as the legal intern for the New Orleans Immigration Court. Ruth earned law certificates in Immigration and Citizenship Law and International Law. Ruth also received Law Excellence certificates in Asylum and Refugee Law and Immigration Law. Additionally, Ruth served as President of the Hispanic/Latinx Law Students Association of her law school.

Ruth is fluent in Spanish and enjoys serving as an advocate and voice for the immigrant community. During her free time, Ruth enjoys spending quality time with her family, friends, and dogs.

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Education

Loyola University New Orleans – College of Law, Juris Doctor 

University of California- Riverside, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Awards & Recognitions:

Gillis Long Poverty Law Center Public Service Award

Immigration and Citizenship Law Certificate

International Law Certificate

Law Excellence Certificate in Asylum and Refugee Law

Law Excellence Certificate in Immigration Law

Community & Pro Bono:

Citizenship Day Pro Bono Volunteer

Know your Rights Community Workshops

Asylum Clinic Volunteer