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Rebecca Gendelman

Pennoyer Fellow/Research and Policy Staff Attorney, Refugee Protection

As Pennoyer Fellow/Research and Policy Staff Attorney with Refugee Protection, Rebecca supports Human Rights First’s efforts to promote the protection of refugees and reform the U.S. asylum system.

Rebecca received a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School in 2019. In law school, Rebecca was a student director of the Immigration Legal Services Clinic, where she represented asylum seekers and green card applicants. She was also a research coordinator for the Immigration Policy Tracking Project, which catalogues every immigration policy from January 2017 to January 2021. During law school, Rebecca interned at the Capital Area Immigrants’  Rights Coalition and the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Appeals Bureau. 

Rebecca graduated Cum Laude from Williams College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with honors. 

April 21, 2022
Hoy, los Estados Unidos opera el sistema de detención más grande del mundo—un sistema que la administración de Biden utiliza para encarcelar a personas que buscan protección y refugio. Aunque esta...
April 21, 2022
Today, the United States operates the world’s largest immigration detention system—a system the Biden administration uses to jail people seeking refugee protection. While this administration is not...
April 04, 2022
The Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA) of 1998 requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to produce and provide to Congress annual reports on the detention of asylum...
December 08, 2021
Across the country, non-profit legal services organizations and individual attorneys have received alarming recent reports of asylum seekers from Cuba, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and...