Alicia Armstrong started working as an immigration paralegal in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2005, after obtaining her B.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and she is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Ms. Armstrong moved to New York City in 2007 where she continued working in immigration law. She worked at two immigration law firms, interned at the HIV Law Project, and was a student representative in immigration court for an academic year through the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic of the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. She received her J.D. from CUNY Law and was admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association by Bar Exam in September 2011.
Throughout her career, Ms. Armstrong has volunteered with immigration organizations, also teaching English as a Second Language and U.S. civics courses in Manhattan. During law school she volunteered with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Broken Justice Project as an immigration court observer, and the CUNY Citizenship Now Project. Today she volunteers as pro bono counsel with Legal Action of Wisconsin and the Sunshine Legal Clinic in Sun Prairie, which she co-founded. Ms. Armstrong also volunteers with the Community Immigration Law Clinic (CILC) in Madison. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 2013, and Dane County Bar Association since 2012.