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Andrea Saenz

Brooklyn Defender Services
Staff Attorney
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Andrea Sáenz is a Supervising Attorney in the Immigration Practice at Brooklyn Defender Services. At BDS, she supervises a team of attorneys and support staff providing detained removal defense through the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), New York City’s first-in-the-nation appointed counsel system for detained immigrants facing deportation. Previously, she spent three years as a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, teaching and supervising law students in a variety of immigration and federal court cases and policy projects. She has previously worked as an Immigration Staff Attorney with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a judicial law clerk with the New York Immigration Court, and an Equal Justice Works fellow at the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project in Boston. Andrea received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.

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