Two Haub Law students named Immigrant Justice Corps Class of 2021 Justice Fellows

March 31, 2021 Jessica Dubuss
Miy and Paola

Miy Mahran and Paola Idrovo, two Haub Law third year students, have been named Immigrant Justice Corps Class of 2021 Justice Fellows. As stated by the Immigrant Justice Corps organization, applicants are selected “for their compassion, intellect, and commitment to immigrants' rights. . . .” Each fellow will serve for two years as staff attorneys at “strategically selected legal services agencies and community-based organizations across the country, providing legal assistance to low-income immigrants in an array of immigration matters including deportation defense and affirmative applications for those fleeing persecution.”

Miy Mahran will begin her Fellowship in September 2021 at The Door. During her time at Haub Law, Miy had the opportunity to work at The Legal Aid Society’s New York Family Unity Program (NYIFUP) and participate in the Barbara C. Salken Criminal Justice Clinic. As a first generation American, Miy expressed that she is very excited for this opportunity, "I feel so grateful to have been chosen for the IJC fellowship. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work in immigration law and to continue the work of so many advocates fighting for justice and equal access to our courts."

Paola Idrovo will begin her Fellowship in September 2021 at Building One Community. Upon finding out she had received the IJC Fellowship opportunity, Paola notes that she “felt a variety of emotions, but mostly felt an immense gratitude for having been fortunate enough to be given this opportunity. I'm a first generation American, and the first lawyer in my family, so this opportunity represents a huge achievement. I am also grateful to be able to continue my work in this area while becoming a part of an incredible network of advocates that are all working towards achieving justice in this field.” As far as what Paola hopes to learn from the experience, “I hope the IJC Fellowship will allow me to continue to hone my skills and knowledge as an immigration attorney, while helping me advance my personal and professional mission for reform and system-wide change.”

You can learn more about the Immigrant Justice Corps and this year’s Justice Fellows here.

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