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- Danny Alicea
Danny is the current Fragomen Fellow. Sponsored full-time by Fragomen, the Fellow is embedded within the City Bar Justice Center in New York City’s Bar Association. He is charged with increasing access to pro bono immigration counsel through direct representation, community outreach, and mentoring of pro bono attorneys.
As the Fellow, Danny provides support to the Justice Center’s Refugee Assistance Project and the Immigrant Women and Children Project. He also regularly fields inquiries through the Justice Center’s legal hotline and directly represents asylum-seekers, immigration applicants, and Respondents in removal proceedings.
Danny directs and oversees the New York City Immigrant Advocacy Initiative (NYCIAI). In this capacity, he recruits, trains, and mentors volunteer immigration attorneys for immigration consultation clinics throughout New York City. He also mentors pro bono attorneys from leading law firms as well as in solo and small firm practice.
Danny has over six years of humanitarian and family-based immigration experience. Prior to joining Fragomen, Danny served as Pro Bono Coordinator at Immigration Equality, where he managed the national pro bono LGBT asylum program and was a Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representative.
During law school, Danny served as the Editor-in-Chief of the City University of New York Law Review and as an Executive Board Member of the Latin American Law School Association. He interned in the immigration units of the HIV Law Project, NYLAG, and the New York Immigration Court.
Danny worked as a pro bono coordinator for Immigration Equality from 2008 to 2010 and from 2013 to 2014.
Danny speaks English and Spanish.
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