November 2, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on Women in the Immigration Courts

Judge Mimi Tsankov, Eastern Region Vice President, National Association of Immigration Judges, speaks with women judges and practitioners serving in the Immigration Courts during the COVID-19 pandemic, exploring how the pandemic is impacting their work within the justice system.



National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) Round Table Group:

Hon. Ashley Tabaddor, President

Hon. Amiena Khan, Executive Vice President

Hon. Dana Leigh Marks, President Emeritus

The views expressed on this podcast do not necessarily represent the official position of the United States Department of Justice, the Attorney General, or the Executive Office for Immigration Review.   The views represent the speakers’ personal opinions, which were formed after extensive consultation with the membership of NAIJ.

Stacey Young, Chair, U.S. Department of Justice Gender Equality Network (DOJGEN), speaking in her personal capacity

Laura Lynch, Senior Policy Counsel, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Sarah Owings, Esq., Owings MacNorlin, LLC, and AILA Board Member and Vice Chair Liaison Committee with the Executive Office of Immigration Review Immigration Courts and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Jill Bhalakia, AFGE Local 511 steward in Chicago (speaking in her association capacity)

Maureen Schad, Pro Bono Senior Counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright, and the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration (speaking in her personal capacity)

Priscilla Orta, Esq., South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR)

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