Issue Areas & Contact
- Oil & gas development
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Raul Garcia is a Legislative Counsel in the Policy & Legislation department at Earthjustice. He works with Congress and the Administration to protect the National Environmental Policy Act as well as to advance environmental, health and safety protections in oil and gas development.
Prior to joining Earthjustice, Raul developed a career working to protect the rights of underrepresented communities, including advocating for voting and civil rights, immigration benefits and labor and employment protections. Raul was an associate attorney at a law firm where he specialized in family and employment immigrant visa petitions, removal proceedings and asylum, among other immigration work.
Passionate about the socio-political advancement of the Latino community, Raul has worked for a number of organizations seeking to empower and defend the United States Latino community. He served as a legal clerk at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and worked at the Mexican Embassy, Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA).
As a native of Mexico City who moved to Chicago at age 10, Raul sees environmental advocacy as an extension of his work protecting and advancing the interests of underrepresented communities. He remains involved in advocacy campaigns within the Hispanic community.
He is admitted to the Virginia Bar and received his JD from American University Washington College of Law in 2013. He is also a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Villanova University, where he received a full merit scholarship and majored in Global Interdisciplinary Studies and Political Science with a Certificate in International Relations.
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