He will assume the position at the end of September; replaces Dr. Linda López who resigns.

New Director of the Office of Immigrant Affairs of Los Angeles Appointed

Nora Preciado is appointed Director of Immigrant Affairs for the City of Los Angeles. (Los Angeles City Hall).

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Nora Adriana Preciado was appointed as the new director of the Office of Immigrant Affairs of the City of Los Angeles, replacing Linda López, who had been in office for six years.

"Nora is an experienced and effective champion for immigrant families, and her energy and experience will ensure that Los Angeles continues to be a city of refuge, belonging and opportunity for all," said Mayor Eric Garcetti.

"In our city, what matters is not where you started but how you strengthen our communities, contribute to our economy and enrich our culture," he said.

He added that at times when many in Washington want to separate families and demonize immigrants, Angels continue to show that they are strong when they come together to protect neighbors and defend values.

Preciado is an immigrant who brings with her almost 15 years of experience advocating for the rights of immigrant communities, the Mayor's office said.

More recently, she worked as a supervising lawyer for the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), where she led legal and legislative defense efforts at the local, state and federal levels to protect the rights of immigrants and low-income refugees.

“Immigrants have always been a vital component of the structure of this great city. I want to work with families, communities and advocates throughout Los Angeles to advance policies that allow all of us, regardless of where we were born, to succeed, ”said Preciado.

The new head of the Office of Immigrant Affairs taught law at Loyola Law School and defended the legal rights of immigrants as a lawyer with the ACLU Foundation of Southern California.

Preciado will take office on September 30. It replaces Dr. Linda López who has been in charge of the Immigrant office since summer 2013.

In addition, Preciado will now work as a counselor for the Refugee Investment Network (RIN); and will provide strategic advice in the Initiative for Inclusive Investment in Mexico, an effort to promote capital investments in the country and include the displacement of people in economic development projects.


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