Monica is an immigration attorney, management consultant, and founder and director of Inviolate Initiative, a nonprofit initiative providing mental health assessments for immigrant survivors of domestic abuse and trafficking. Inviolate Initiative is a project of the Center for Transformative Action, a 501(c)3 organization. Monica has been recognized as a Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Star during the years 2015- 2019. Her immigration clients have included, but are not limited to, migrants who entered the U.S. without inspection at the Southern border and are seeking asylum; single parents who have been victims of domestic abuse at the hands of U.S. citizen spouses and seek immigration status through the Violence Against Women Act; families who have resided for more than a decade in the U.S. without lawful status; marriage-based immigration applicants; DACA applicants and recipients; and clients in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, requiring representation in immigration bond and removal proceedings. Monica is a summa cum laude graduate of Barnard College, and she holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School.
Some of Monica’s recent publications about immigration law and policy include articles in the online edition of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, the American Immigration Lawyers Association digest called AILA Insight, and the investigative news publication Truthout.