Esteban Carbajal is a Department of Justice Accredited Representative and formerly the Immigration Program Director at HACES (Hispanic American Community Education and Services) in Waukegan, where he assisted individuals in obtaining legal permanent residence and U.S. citizenship. As the son of Mexican immigrants, Esteban has long been extremely passionate about immigrant rights and working to serve the needs of the immigrant community. In the spirit of pursuing these passions, Esteban first joined HACES as a volunteer citizenship instructor where he helped prepare naturalization applicants for their citizenship interviews. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, he would fulfill a life-long dream of working as an immigration advocate to help undocumented immigrants, which consequently propelled him to pursue a law degree in hopes of one day helping immigrants in a broader capacity. Now, eager to further pursue this passion, Esteban works at the Legal Aid Clinic as our immigration case manager, while also providing supportive assistance in our other areas of practice.
Esteban holds a B.A. in International Studies from Loyola University Chicago and is currently pursuing his Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School.