Amy Meselson

 

 

Age: 46

 

Summary: lawyer with Legal Aid Society in New York who dedicated her career to defending hundreds of vulnerable immigrants from deportation and helping them to navigate the gaps between the child welfare and national security bureaucracies, who recruited volunteers from corporate law firms to represent foster children in immigration cases and successfully lobbied for a special juvenile section in immigration court, who worked in the immigration law unit of the New York Legal Aid Society from 2002 to 2016 focusing on unaccompanied migrant children, and who had recently become managing attorney of the Immigrant Justice Corps, a volunteer program to provide free counsel.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide

 

Born: December 4, 1971

 

Died: July 22, 2018

 

Location: New York City, New York