Michael Tan is a Deputy Director for the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project (IRP). His practice includes litigation and advocacy relating to immigration detention, immigrants’ access to education, and the rights of undocumented young people. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Yale Law School and also holds a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature from New York University. After law school, Michael clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked at IRP as Skadden Fellow and a Liman Public Interest Fellow. In 2014, he was awarded a California Lawyer of the Year Award in Immigration Law for his work on Rodriguez v. Robbins, a class action lawsuit challenging the prolonged detention of immigrants without bond hearings. Michael was awarded a Best Lawyers Under 40 Award by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association in 2016, and was also named a Best LGBT Lawyer Under the Age of 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association in 2017.
Jan 7, 2022
The Biden Administration is on the Wrong Side in This Crucial Supreme Court Immigration Case
May 2, 2019
Attorney General Barr Says ICE Has Power to Lock Up Asylum Seekers Without Hearings
Feb 14, 2019
Trump Administration Is Illegally Forcing Asylum Seekers Out of the United States
Oct 2, 2018
No One Should Be Detained Without a Hearing While Fighting Deportation
Mar 15, 2018
ICE Is Illegally Imprisoning Asylum Seekers
Mar 5, 2018
Is It Constitutional to Lock Up Immigrants Indefinitely?
Feb 26, 2018
A Supreme Court Rebuke to the Trump Administration on DACA
Dec 22, 2017
Dreamers Shouldn’t Lose DACA Status When They Follow the Rules
Oct 26, 2017
Why Is the Trump Administration Targeting This Outspoken Dreamer?
Oct 5, 2017
We’re Suing the Trump Administration for Taking DACA Away From People Who’ve Followed the Rules