New Group Turns To BigLaw For Attorneys To Rep Immigrants

By Kelly Knaub (February 6, 2017, 10:18 PM EST) -- A group of leading attorneys and immigration advocates that includes retired federal judge Shira Scheindlin has launched the American Immigration Representation Project to provide lawyers to immigrant detainees in response to the new policies and deportation issues created by the Trump administration.

AIRP, which is partnering with the American Immigration Council, is led by Scheindlin, who retired as senior judge for the Southern District of New York, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP partner Faith Gay, retired Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP partner Michael Patrick, Ballard Spahr LLP partner Marjorie Peerce and New York Law School professor Lenni Benson,...

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