Luis Mancheno is an Attorney at the Immigration Practice at The Bronx Defenders.
Luis has worked as a Refugee Status Determination Expert for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and as an Immigration Attorney at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona. More recently. he was a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Luis’s writing has appeared in The HuffPost, PRI, and Vox. His immigration story and his work as an attorney have been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, and others. In 2017, he was selected as one of the New Yorkers of the Year by The New York Times, one of the 30 LGBTQ change-makers and rising stars in the country by NBC News and as the LGBTQ activist of the year by the New York City Comptroller’s Office. In addition to client representation, Luis works closely with his office's Immigration Practice, Policy Reform, Community Organizing, and Communications departments in identifying and supporting non-legal advocacy strategies