Elizabeth Badger

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Elizabeth Badger, Refugee Project Director Human Rights USA.

"Before joining Human Rights USA in August 2008, Elizabeth worked as the Robert J. Hildreth Fellow at the Political Asylum/ Immigration Representation Project in Boston, MA representing workers arrested in immigration raids, mentoring volunteer attorneys who represent those workers, and assisting other detained immigrants whose rights had been violated. Elizabeth also worked with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute coordinating Massachusetts immigration experts on projects to protect immigrants' rights, such as monitoring the implementation of 287(g) agreements, teaching communities how to defend themselves against racial profiling, and advocating against state court enforcement of immigration laws.

"Prior to her work in Massachusetts, Elizabeth served as an immigration law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 2005 until she joined PAIR in 2007. Elizabeth received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where she co-authored a paper for the Palestine Center regarding human rights claims pending before the International Court of Justice. During law school, she received the Massachusetts Bar Foundation Fellowship for her work in political asylum and the Professional Responsibility Award from the Association of Corporate Counsel." [1]

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  1. Staff and Board, Human Rights USA, accessed November 15, 2008.