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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.

June 27, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised passage of the United States Senate’s  immigration reform bill, S. 744, legislation that includes provisions to strengthen the U.S....
June 27, 2013
Survivors of genocide. Victims of torture. Women fleeing the threat of honor killings. Former political prisoners. Minorities targeted because of their race, religion, or sexual orientation. A core...
June 24, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes the progress made on immigration reform today when the Senate voted to end debate on Senator Leahy’s Amendment 1183, as modified to the Border...