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ProfileInternships Interns will get unique exposure to both the criminal legal and immigration systems and an opportunity to develop substantive legal expertise. Work on these issues from a holistic perspective that includes policy, litigation, and community outreach. Based on interns’ interests and program needs, potential internship projects include: Know Your Rights presentations and trainings, particularly regarding ICE enforcement. Work with community-based organizations on local and state campaigns. Provision of detailed legal analyses to criminal defense attorneys, immigration lawyers and other advocates, and immigrants and their loved ones on their cases through our free national hotline and Padilla Support Center. Tracking ICE enforcement trends; facilitating monthly roundtable of lawyers and advocates. Support for impact and strategic litigation on IDP issues before the Supreme Court, Circuit Courts, and BIA (e.g., immigration detention, categorical approach defenses to deportation, constitutional defenses to conviction-based deportation, ICE enforcement). Assisting in review and case development in post-conviction relief motions and appellate proceedings. Policy research and advocacy on various issues relating to the intersection of criminal and immigration law and policy (e.g., sanctuary city policies, ICE enforcement, state-level criminal justice reform, federal immigration law, state drug law and policy, immigration detention). Schedule: 12 hours/week.
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The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP)
25 Chapel Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201