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Lee Wang

Immigrant Defense Project

New York, NY, USA


Lee focuses on the impact of the criminal-immigration enforcement system on families. When she first joined the Immigrant Defense Project as a Skadden Fellow, Lee helped to develop the organization’s expertise on the adverse immigration consequences of contact with the Family Court system. She now regularly trains assigned counsel, court staff, and judges in New York City’s Family Courts. Lee is also a member of the Office of Court Administration’s Advisory Council on Immigration Issues in Family Courts.

She earned her J.D. and a certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Studies from Georgetown University Law Center where she represented detained clients as a student practitioner. She also served as a legal intern with the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, Women’s Refugee Commission, and Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Prior to law school, Lee worked as a journalist and documentary filmmaker for MSNBC, Newsweek, and PBS. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a master’s in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley.

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