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Hon. Mimi Tsankov (Personal Capacity)

Hon. Mimi Tsankov (Personal Capacity)

New York Immigration Court
Immigration Judge, U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review
New York, NY, USA

Hon. Mimi Tsankov (personal capacity) has been a U.S. Immigration Judge since 2006.  She has held a variety of roles during this time including Pro Bono Liaison Judge, contributing editor to the Immigration Judge Benchbook, Attorney Discipline Adjudicator, Chair, Immigration Court - Board of Immigration Appeals Precedent Committee, Mentor Judge, and Juvenile Docket Best Practices Committee.  She is currently active in a variety of roles in the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), focusing on women’s issues and vulnerable populations cases.  In her personal capacity, she is the Chair of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) Southern District of New York (SDNY) Chapter Immigration Law Committee, and the Deputy Chair of the FBA International Law Section.  She is a member of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) Human Trafficking Subcommittee, and a Board Member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Immigration Law Section.  Judge Tsankov serves as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, and the University of Colorado, School of Law.  She has published articles in the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration Legal Advisor, and in various academic law journals. She speaks regularly before members of the immigration law community at international, national, and regional conferences.

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