Mark Silverman is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, where he has been since 1983. Mark earned his law degree from the New College of Law in San Francisco. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, where he majored in social thought. Mark has collaborated with immigrant-based community groups, especially those engaged in bringing about more just immigration policies, including family unity, legalization, TPS, NACARA, and drivers’ licenses. He has conducted over 400 presentations and trainings for immigrant communities throughout California and is frequently interviewed by Spanish media. Mark has also participated as a trainer on various aspects of the law to attorneys and other legal workers. He is the author and co-author of more than ten ILRC publications on different aspects of immigration laws. Mark was also the first coordinator of the pro bono asylum program at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area.