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Sara Jane Ibrahim

Advocacy Counsel, Refugee Protection

Sara Jane Ibrahim is responsible for devising, coordinating, and executing strategies for influencing laws and policies impacting asylum seekers and refugees in the United States, including issues related to access to asylum, fair asylum procedures, and U.S. compliance with international refugee and human rights law.

Before joining Human Rights First, she served as Immigration Policy Advisor for Migration and Refugee Services of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, where she provided policy analysis and recommendations as well as represented the Conference in coalition work on immigration policy issues.

Sara graduated from the American University Washington College of Law, the American University in Cairo’s Forced Migration and Refugee Studies graduate program, and The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Her writing on human rights issues appeared in the Human Rights Brief, Interpreter Releases, and the American Bar Association’s The International Lawyer. She also received the Human Rights First Frankel Fellowship and the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies Judith Stronach Women’s Rights Fellowship.

May 16, 2014
Immigration courts nationwide are facing a computer hardware failure that started April 12, leaving judges, immigrants, and attorneys in the dark on case schedules.  But that’s only one of the...
July 17, 2013
Washington, DC –Human Rights First urges members of Congress at today’s House Oversight Committee Subcommittee on National Securityhearing on “Border Security Oversight, Part III: Examining...
July 10, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed statements made by former President George W. Bush following a naturalization ceremony at his presidential library. His statements join a...