ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
Stephen Kang is a Detention Attorney at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, where his practice focuses on enforcing and advancing the due process rights of noncitizens facing deportation. His active cases include Gomez v. Sessions, which challenges the detention of immigrant juveniles based on unfounded allegations of gang membership, and Hernandez v. Sessions, which addresses the government’s practice of setting cash bonds for detained immigrants without considering their financial circumstances. Stephen also litigates cases concerning the right to appointed counsel, such as J.E.F.M. v. Sessions, where he represents a class of pro se children in removal proceedings. Stephen joined the ACLU as an Equal Justice Works Fellow.
Stephen graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, an editor on the N.Y.U. Law Review, and won the Ann Petluck Poses Memorial Award for his work with the Immigrant Rights Clinic. Stephen clerked for the Hon. Kermit V. Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Hon. Margaret M. Morrow of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Before law school, Stephen worked for civil rights and social services organizations in New York City, and earned his A.B. from Amherst College.