Irene Muñoz-Smith

Case Worker

Irene’s immigration path began while writing her college thesis on Guatemalan migrants in Los Angeles. This led to her being hired by the Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she assisted migrant families at their local office. Irene was later promoted to the diplomatic ranks, representing the Guatemalan Consulate in San Bernardino for over six years, continuing to serve the Guatemalan community. During this time, Irene met Hadley, who inspired her to study US immigration law. Irene’s diplomatic skills enabled her to interface with US authorities while advocating for the Guatemalan community. She now has 14 years of direct immigration experience. Irene currently serves as one of ILOHB’s case workers, driven by her passion to support immigrants regardless of origin.