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National Immigrant Justice Center
Policy Associate, Policy Team
The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) advances human rights and due process for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers through direct legal services, impact litigation, advocacy and public education. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Washington, DC, Indiana and San Diego, NIJC’s team of 100 attorneys, paralegals and professionals, along with 2,000 pro bono attorneys, is at the forefront of immigration reform.
NIJC’s Washington, D.C. office develops policy priorities toward the advancement of human rights and due process for immigrant communities. NIJC seeks to advance fair and just policies. Priority areas include: access to counsel and due process rights; ending immigration detention; combatting harsh immigration enforcement and the criminalization of migrants; and defending the right to asylum. The Policy Associate will support and further the goals of the Policy Team. Responsibilities will include working with legal service teams, coordinating strategic congressional tracking and outreach tools, coordinating and implementing a strategy for elevating detention conditions concerns to the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and supporting the team in research, writing, and coalition work. The Policy Associate will be directly supervised by the Associate Director of Policy in NIJC’s Washington, D.C. office.
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