Elizabeth Ann Caballero is a native of the Texas Valley, born in Laredo, Texas and raised for most of her young life in Zapata, Texas. She graduated from David Crockett High School in Austin, Texas with Honors and as a Young Scholar in 1998. She began her undergraduate career at the University of Texas at Austin, having been awarded a President’s Achievement Scholarship to attend the Pre-Pharmacy Program. After two years, she transferred to the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas and received her B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in Political Science. During her undergraduate career, she worked for two attorneys as a paralegal and a case manager. This experience led to the decision to attend law school.
She began her law school career in 2003 at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. During her law school career she interned with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, in the Felony Criminal Trial Division. She also interned with The Ariel House for Mr. Daniel Krueger, specializing in insurance law; and, Mr. Edward Pena, specializing in civil rights cases, as one of the acting chairman of the A.C.L.U. She graduated from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas in 2006 with a Juris Doctorate and was licensed to practice that same year.
Since her graduation, the majority of her work has been in the immigration field, with an emphasis in defending people who have been put in deportation/removal proceedings. During her career she has also been involved in pro-bono events to encourage lawful permanent residents to become U.S. citizens. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and has held the position of Pro Bono Liaison for the Texas Chapter. She has been a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, Mexican American Bar Association and a member of the Immigration and Nationality Law Section of the Texas State Bar. She has been a guest lecturer for various events, including a Zapata County I.S.D. town meeting to present issues regarding immigration removal proceedings and immigrating legally to the United States. She has also been a guest lecturer the University of Texas at Austin for a Journalism and Immigration class to outline how a person is put into deportation/removal proceedings, the relief available to them, and the real life human stories behind deportation cases. She has been a guest speaker at various radio stations, and is currently co-hosting K-Tardes on La Nuestra 1130AM, every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30pm. She loves the work she does and the people she helps and is still fighting the good fight.