Biography of Omar Jadwat

Omar Jadwat is director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, which he joined as a Skadden Fellow in 2002. Omar is IRP’s primary counsel in numerous challenges to state and local anti-immigrant initiatives, including Arizona SB 1070 and the Hazleton, PA ordinance. His litigation and advocacy also addresses a number of other due process and enforcement issues. Omar graduated from NYU Law School and was a law clerk for Judge John G. Koeltl of the Southern District of New York. He is an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School.


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