Even before the U.S. imposed new restrictions for asylum seekers and refugees, the path to citizenship or legal residency for immigrants has been circuitous at best; there is no “line” to get in legally. Even those who enter our country legally find their future and safety are anything but guaranteed, with the resulting need for attorneys with experience in this field. To make matters worse, immigrants often do not have the means to retain a lawyer.
After graduating from WashU’s law school, Katie Herbert Meyer began her career specializing in immigration law as the supervising attorney for Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants (ILSI), a local non profit organization offering legal expertise to low-income immigrants seeking help with asylum, work authorization, and other kinds of immigration cases.
Until recently, she practiced law at Bleisch law firm while also working at MICA. But beginning this fall semester, Meyer has taken on a new role at WashU’s law school as assistant professor of practice and director of its new Immigration Clinic. In this capacity, Meyer will be passing on her knowledge and passion for helping others to current and future law students.
Meyer is part of the panel, “Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Crisis in U.S. Policy” on September 20, 2018.