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This blog post is a response to a design-thinking and race-based advocacy challenge for the Access to Justice Tech Fellowship. “In all too many cases, I had the sense that if only the immigrant had competent counsel at the very outset of immigration proceedings… the outcome might have been different, the noncitizen might have prevailed.” – Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, Second Circuit Court of Appeals Immigrants in removal proceedings have a statutory right to…
When I received an offer to intern for an organization that advocates for the protection of civil liberties, I felt a little like a middle schooler whose mom scored tickets to see the Jonas Brothers circa 2007. My mom never got me tickets to see the Jonas Brothers, something I don’t hold against her, but I knew classmates who went and I’m drawing on their experience here. Then, adding to my excitement, I also was…