We’re pleased to share an inspiring story that the press has called a “legal miracle,” featuring IJC Board member Lindsay Nash and her students at the Immigration Justice Clinic at Cardozo School of Law.
Under our broken immigration system, it is almost impossible for a non-citizen deported from the United States to obtain legal status and return to the country. Yet this is what Lindsay achieved for her client, Lorenzo Charles, who came to the United States at age 6 and was wrongfully deported over 20 years ago. Thanks to Lindsay and her students’ zealous advocacy, Lorenzo successfully challenged his deportation and rejoined his family in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. You can read the full story here on Gothamist.
This “legal miracle” is a testament to the difference that quality legal counsel makes in immigration proceedings. These kinds of success stories are what IJC Fellows achieve every day – helping immigrants who have been failed by the system or who cannot navigate the complex deportation process alone.
IJC’s fellowship program recruits law graduates from renowned clinics like the one at the Cardozo School of Law. Together with our Board members, host organization partners, advocates and clients, we’re working towards a more just and humane immigration system.
We celebrate Lindsay and her law students’ victory, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to justice for all immigrants.