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Mollie Isaacson

New York Asylum Office, USCIS
Deputy Director
Bethpage, NY, USA


Mollie Isaacson is the Deputy Director of the New York Asylum Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Mollie joined USCIS in 2008 as a Presidential Management Fellow and Asylum Officer with USCIS Asylum Headquarters in Washington, DC. She went on to serve as an Asylum Officer at the Newark Asylum Office, a Victim Assistance Specialist with Homeland Security Investigations/ICE in New York, and a Supervisor at the New York Asylum Office. Throughout her tenure in government, she has developed policy and provided training for federal immigration and law enforcement officials nationwide on human trafficking and vulnerable minors. Prior to joining USCIS, she worked at the Polaris Project, Vital Voices Global Partnership and a public interest law firm working on gender-based violence issues and policy.  She received her M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University, where she studied transnational crime and human rights, and her undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Development from McGill University. Mollie also speaks fluent Spanish.
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