Human Rights Initiative of North Texas is thrilled to announce that Emily Heger will join us in the Fall as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. During her two-year fellowship, Emily will represent survivors of gender-based violence seeking asylum in the United States, while broadening the precedent of our nation’s asylum law. Emily will also dedicate efforts towards educating the immigrant and legal communities and mobilizing a nationwide collective of pro bono attorneys.
Emily’s fellowship is sponsored by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and AT&T. We look forward to Emily joining the HRI team!
(Pilar Ferguson, Attorney – Director, HRI Asylum Program)