Kathryn Shepherd

National Advocacy Counsel, Immigration Justice Campaign

Kathryn “Katie” Shepherd is the National Advocacy Counsel for the Immigration Justice Campaign at the American Immigration Council, where she leads efforts to grow a volunteer movement to advocate for changes in the immigration detention system. She also manages the Campaign’s litigation efforts. Katie started at the Council as a legal fellow, focused on legal advocacy and policy related to asylum-seeking women and children detained in family detention centers. She previously was the Managing Attorney of the CARA Pro Bono Project in Dilley, Texas, where she managed a team of lawyers, advocates, and volunteers to provide legal services. Before CARA, she ran a private practice in Houston, Texas. Katie holds a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and a B.A. in History with Special Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and New York and speaks conversational Spanish.

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May 9, 2017
Detained asylum seekers encounter numerous challenges, including the following problems detailed in this report.

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