Selected for their talent, passion, lived experience, and commitment to immigrant justice, these promising recent graduates will provide individualized legal screening and representation in immigration benefits applications to underserved immigrants.
The 2022 Community Fellows come to IJC with extensive backgrounds in immigration-related internships, jobs, and volunteerism. All six Fellows are bilingual and are prepared to defend their clients with their extensive language abilities.
“We are extremely excited to welcome these dynamic Community Fellows who are focused on making a difference and committed to maximizing high quality representation for immigrants each and every day,” said Jojo Annobil, Executive Director of IJC.
Community Fellows become U.S. Department of Justice Accredited Representatives, which allows them to represent clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Since 2014, IJC Community Fellows have filed over 6,244 fee waiver applications and saved low-income clients nearly $4 million in fees and have won 95% of cases closed.
This new cohort will join the 2021 class of 6 Community Fellows, already in the field.