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Julia Neusner

Associate Attorney, Refugee Protection

As an Associate Attorney with Refugee Protection in the New York office, Julia supports Human Rights First’s efforts to promote the protection of refugees and reform the U.S. asylum system.

Julia earned a Juris Doctor and a master's degree in international policy from Stanford University before joining Human Rights First. She founded the Refugee Rights Network at Stanford Law School and coordinated monthly student trips to the U.S.-Mexico border to provide legal services to people seeking asylum. During law school, Julia interned with the Bogotá-based human rights organization Dejusticia, advocated for workers as a law clerk with Outten & Golden LLP and the Operating Engineers Union Local 3, and assisted incarcerated individuals with Stanford’s Prisoner Legal Services pro bono program and Three Strikes Project. She was also a researcher for the Immigration Policy Tracking Project, which catalogues immigration policy changes. 

Prior to law school, Julia taught middle and high school special education in the New York City public school system through the New York City Teaching Fellows program. She also holds a Master of Science in education from Long Island University Brooklyn and a Bachelor of Arts in comparative literature with honors from New York University. 

June 23, 2022
Submission by Human Rights First to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change...
June 16, 2022
On May 23, 2022, the Title 42 policy was set to end. For more than two years, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had used this Trump-era policy to block asylum at U.S. ports of entry and to...
March 17, 2022
For two years, the U.S. government has illegally blocked and expelled people seeking refuge at the southern U.S. border despite U.S. laws and treaties created to protect them. Since March 20, 2020,...
March 04, 2022
Cites Human Rights First research in noting harms to victims of Title 42 WASHINGTON D.C.  -- In the wake of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Hisha Huisha v. Mayorkas, Human Rights...