Mary Kenney

Senior Staff Attorney
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Mary Kenney is a Senior Staff Attorney at the American Immigration Council. For over two decades, she has worked to protect the rights of noncitizens, combat abusive conduct by immigration agents, and overturn unlawful policies of the immigration agencies. With the Council since 2001, she engages in impact litigation, represents amicus curiae in immigration cases in federal court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and is the author of numerous practice advisories. Prior to joining the Council, she was the Executive Director of a statewide immigrant and refugee rights project in Texas, where she oversaw impact litigation and advocacy efforts. She also worked as a legal services attorney in West Virginia.  In 2014, she was awarded the Carol King award by the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. Mary holds a J.D. from Antioch School of Law and a B.A. from Washington University.

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