December 19, 2018
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Carson is an Immigration Attorney at Americans for Immigrant Justice. She has worked in AI Justice’s Lucha Program for five years, providing representation to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in their immigration matters in and out of court. She also provides ‘Know Your Rights’ presentations and other information to immigrant communities.
Prior to joining AI Justice, Carson was a Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Scholar at the American University Washington College of Law, where she focused on immigration law and workers’ rights. While in law school, she interned and volunteered at various non-profit organizations, including Ayuda, KIND, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, CARECEN, and CAIR Coalition. Also an active student organization member, Carson chaired the board of her school’s Equal Justice Foundation, which raised funds to provide summer scholarships for unpaid work in the public interest sector. She also wrote and edited for the Human Rights Brief and co-chaired the Immigrants’ Rights Coalition.
Prior to law school, Carson worked at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), managing a family reunification program providing reunification assistance for human trafficking survivors choosing to remain in the United States. She has a B.A. from Tufts University, a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, and is a member of the Maryland Bar. Carson speaks Spanish and has lived and volunteered in Spain, Mexico, and Ecuador. In Miami, Carson enjoys biking, outdoor yoga, book club, and supporting her friends’ public interest endeavors.
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