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Jodi Ziesemer

Catholic Charities New York
Supervising Attorney, Immigration Children Advocacy and Relief Effort (ICARE)
New York, NY, USA

Jodi Ziesemer is a Supervising Attorney at Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of New York for the Immigrant Children Advocacy and Relief Effort (ICARE) where she coordinates representation of recently arrived unaccompanied immigrant children. Jodi also manages the Immigration Court Helpdesk, a new initiative to provide information and resources to unrepresented immigrants facing removal proceedings in New York. In addition, she has worked for the past seven years representing a wide variety of immigrants in front of Executive Office of Immigration Review (Immigration Court) and USCIS. Prior to graduating summa cum laude from New York Law School, Jodi worked as a Board of Immigration Appeals representative for the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago and as a paralegal at Fitzgerald and Company, LLC in Boston. During her thirteen years in immigration law, Jodi has worked on a range of projects including human trafficking, naturalization drives, pro bono asylum, representation for unaccompanied minors and victims of violent crime. Jodi also participates in the Immigration Representation Project (IRP), funded by New York Community Trust to link indigent immigrants who face removal proceedings in New York City immigration courts with free legal representation, by conducting screenings at the immigration court and accepting cases for representation. Jodi holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Grinnell College and a Master’s in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a J.D. from New York Law School.

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