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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. 

January 13, 2022
Now nearly one year into President Biden’s term, his administration continues to implement and expand illegal and deadly Trump administration policies that prevent people from seeking asylum at U.S....
December 16, 2021
The Biden administration began returning asylum seekers and migrants to Mexico in its revamped version of the infamous “Remain in Mexico” program (RMX) on December 8th,...
October 21, 2021
Nine months after taking office, President Biden’s administration continues to embrace and defend, rather than end, the Trump administration’s “Title 42” policy, which misuses public health authority...
October 21, 2021
WASHINGTON -- A new report finds that dangers faced by asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border are mounting, documenting more than 7,000 kidnappings and other violent attacks against migrants as the...