3L Mary Kate Richardson will be one of 25 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellows for 2018. IJC is a fellowship program dedicated to providing quality legal assistance to immigrants fighting deportation, seeking lawful status, and citizenship. The fellowship will build on Richardson’s prior immigration work.
She received Gillis Long internship grants to work at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice and the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services in San Antonio, Texas. Kate was also a student practitioner with the Immigration Law Section of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. Kate will work with the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) Family Detention program in San Antonio, Texas, where she will represent detained mothers and children seeking asylum and facing expedited removal proceedings.