Viviana Westbrook




State and Local Advocacy Attorney

Westbrook is the State and Local Attorney in the Advocacy section. She first began work in immigration law as a paralegal in 2005. She graduated from Georgetown Law in 2010 with a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. Since moving to Maryland, Westbrook has had experience with various immigration nonprofits in the Washington region, including the Central American Resource Center, Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, Kids in Need of Defense, the Esperanza Center, and, most recently, she worked with survivors of gender-based violence at the Tahirih Justice Center.

At CLINIC, Westbrook provides strategic and technical support to state and local-level immigrant advocates, State Catholic Conferences, diocesan agencies, religious communities, and community organizers in their work on immigrant-related state legislation, local ordinances, and federal/state enforcement partnerships. She is admitted to the bar in Maryland. She grew up in Mexico and is a native Spanish and English speaker.