IJC News

What a difference nine years makes!

Since 2014, IJC Fellows have impacted the lives of over 100,000 low-income immigrants and secured positive outcomes in 93% of adjudicated cases. Our Fellows, initially working exclusively in New York City, now provide their transformative services to immigrants across 15 states and Tijuana, Mexico through our 44 legal services and community-based partner organizations. 

Today, IJC alumni occupy leadership positions across the immigration field, including in direct services, immigration policy, appellate litigation, and academia.  

  • Over 90% of our alumni are still immigration advocates today, including all our inaugural Justice Fellows!   
  • IJC alumni are expanding access to immigrant justice in over a dozen states.  

Check out our timeline celebrating nine years of growing the next generation of immigrant advocates. 

In celebration of IJC’s ninth anniversary, we convened a panel of alumni leaders serving on the frontlines of the fight for immigrant justice.  

This event was an opportunity to learn from seasoned immigration professionals about career opportunities, challenges in the field, and what all of us can do to make access to justice a reality. 

IJC alumni: 

  • Katherine Kim, Deputy Director, Immigration; Bronx Defenders 
  • Kennji Kizuka, Director of Asylum Policy; International Rescue Committee 
  • Allison Mandeville, Appellate Counsel, Immigrant Justice Project; Center for Appellate Litigation 
  • Nicole Medved (Alanko), Immigration Clinic Attorney Fellow; William & Mary Law School 

If you’d like to meet these impressive alumni, watch our anniversary celebration event below!