Biography

Victoria Neilson is a senior attorney at Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) where she works in the Defending Vulnerable Populations Project. She is the former legal director of Immigrant Justice Corps and Immigration Equality, where her practice focused on the intersection of LGBT issues and immigration law.  Ms. Neilson has also worked for the Office of Chief Counsel at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the New York Asylum Office and is the former legal director of the HIV Law Project. She is an adjunct professor at City University of New York School of Law and has taught as an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law.  She is the current chair of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association; the co-chair of the Ethics Committee of the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and a member of AILA’s national Asylum Committee.  Ms. Neilson received her J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law and her B.A. from Harvard University.

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