Biography

Kristen Jackson is a Senior Staff Attorney in Public Counsel’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. She has expertise in asylum and children’s immigration issues, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and the intersection of immigration and juvenile justice. Kristen has litigated SIJS issues in state and federal court and is co-counsel in federal litigation seeking government-appointed legal representation for children in removal proceedings. She has authored numerous publications, including a practice advisory on suppression and termination strategies for children, and she taught the Asylum Clinic at UCLA School of Law for over a decade. Kristen clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after receiving her J.D. from Yale Law School.