Teresa Woods Peña
August 12, 2022
Teresa Woods Peña is an immigration attorney whose work focuses on Artist Visas and Green Cards.
For the past twenty years, she has zealously advocated for clients seeking to remain in the United States in their applications with USCIS. She has also appeared in immigration court on behalf of clients in removal proceedings and successfully litigated their cases. She has worked as a consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and has taught Asylum and Refugee Law at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law School while leading the Human Rights Clinic’s asylum work.
Formerly a Senior Program Associate with the Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Immigration and Justice and Managing Attorney of KIND’s (Kids in Need of Defense) New York office, she now continues her work by representing artists and innovators looking to make the United States their home.