Jessica Karp

Year
2012
Location
Los Angeles, CA

Karp will organize privacy, justice, and immigrants’ rights advocates against the federal government’s “Secure Communities” deportation program that is fueling record-level deportations and entangling local police in immigration enforcement. The campaign will focus on the FBI’s crucial role in the program.

Karp is a staff attorney at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, where she litigates civil rights and immigration cases and directs legal strategy for transnational advocacy against anti-immigrant state legislation. She is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law. While in law school, she interned for Neufeld Scheck & Brustin LLP and the Immigration Division of the Legal Aid Society of New York. More recently, she clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Karp received a degree in Economics from Wesleyan University.