Willkie Recognized by City Bar Justice Center for Pro Bono Counsel on Challenges to Proposed Immigration Policies

November 16, 2020

Willkie partnered with The City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project to challenge federal regulations on immigration proposed during run-up to election season.

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) recently recognized the pro bono contributions by Willkie and its attorneys in challenging numerous proposed federal immigration regulations earlier this year. An article on The Justice Center News blog discusses several proposed federal regulations announced the past few months intended to codify policies affecting non-citizens, particularly asylum seekers and other vulnerable immigrant populations. In response, Willkie partners Richard Mancino and Shaimaa Hussein, and associates Ciara Copell, Ahmad El-Gamal and Danielle Bradley, partnered with CBJC to issue Comments in opposition to proposed regulations which would redesign the current asylum system and restructure immigration courts. The article notes Willkie “responded without hesitation to our requests to co-counsel on these complex, time sensitive efforts–amid a pandemic no less–speaking volumes about their heart, their leadership and their commitment to immigrant rights.”

In October, Ms. Hussein received the City Bar Justice Center’s 2020 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, recognizing her work on the Immigrant Justice Project.

To read the full CBJC article, click here.