After graduating college, Nancy Ayllón-Ramirez, a native of Mexico who grew up in Kennett Square, found her passion when she landed a paralegal job at an immigration firm in West Chester, writes Nigel Thompson for AL DÍA.
She enrolled in Widener’s law school, and after she graduated, she decided to stay close to home. She worked for a law firm in Avondale and then a nonprofit in Philadelphia.
Now, she works as the second attorney at Eichman Law in West Grove, practicing immigration and family law and helping “those living in fear find a path to citizenship.”
She admits her job is not easy as she is the only immigration attorney at her firm in an area with a dire need for immigration services. Additionally, she gets frustrated when she cannot help people caught in an irreparable status situation due to the law.
People who have been in the country for a long time, have never gotten in trouble with the law, and have been dedicated to their work, family, and community often have no options.
“There’s nothing that can be done for one reason or another,” she said.
Read more about Nancy Ayllón-Ramirez at AL DÍA here.