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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 21, 2013
This week as we mark World Refugee Day on June 20, we urge you to please call your Senators to let them know why you care about refugees and ask them to protect the refugee and asylum provisions of...
June 18, 2013
A teenage victim of trafficking and rape from the Balkans applied for asylum thirteen months after coming to the United States. Despite extensive evidence and testimony describing her trauma and her...
May 21, 2013
Washington, D.C. –   Human Rights First today said the immigration reform bill expected to head to the Senate floor after it is voted out of the full Senate Judiciary Committee later...