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Angie Junck
Angie Junck is a supervising attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) in San Francisco, California where she has focused on the intersection between the immigration, criminal and juvenile justice systems since 2005. She works regularly with criminal justice and juvenile justice groups to track the issues facing immigrants in those systems and advocate on their behalf. She coordinates national projects on the cross over of these systems including: the Defending Immigrants Project to assist public defenders mitigate the immigration consequences of crime and delinquency, the Immigrant Justice Network, to build a movement to end unjust penalties for immigrants entangled in the criminal justice system, and the Immigrant Youth Justice Initiative, to end immigration enforcement in the juvenile justice system and mitigate immigration consequences of delinquency for youth.

She is a co-author of ILRC's publication Defending Immigrants in the Ninth Circuit: The Impact of Crimes under California and Other State Laws and has also co-written other ILRC manuals including A Guide for Immigration Advocates and Naturalization and U.S. Citizenship. She is an advisory board member and volunteer with California Coalition for Women Prisoners, the only criminal justice group in California that has a project to work directly with immigrant prisoners to empower them. Prior to joining the ILRC, she worked on post-conviction relief for immigrants at the Law Offices of Norton Tooby and advocated on behalf of incarcerated survivors of domestic violence as a coordinator of the statewide coalition Free Battered Women and a member of the Habeas Project.

Entries by Angie Junck

On Immigration Reform, California Issues a Bold Message

(155) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 2:21 PM

Daily headlines and the inflammatory rhetoric from the Republican party have led immigrant communities and advocates to fear the rise of radical, new policies that both exclude and discriminate against immigrants. In the current campaign cycle, fierce anti-immigrant rhetoric is essentially a litmus test for GOP candidates.

But while unrealistic...

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Welcome Home Senator Feinstein

(1) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 10:51 AM

"Congress is in danger of taking that most cursed of American political disagreements, the debate over illegal immigration, and dragging it farther toward insanity."
-- New York Times editorial

As Senator Dianne Feinstein heads to her home state of California for August recess, her constituents are mobilized...

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Mandatory Minimums: Unjust for Immigrants Too

(7) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 5:08 PM

The nation's leading law enforcement agency has finally acknowledged that mandatory minimum sentences are not only unnecessary, but actually harm and undermine basic democratic principles of the American justice system. This signifies the beginning of a broad consensus that a "tough on crime" approach has failed. The proposed "Smart on...

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Senate Immigration Amendment's Gang Provisions Enforce Guilt by Association and Not Conviction

(5) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 5:06 PM

This week the Senate will choose to either perpetuate the harsh and ineffective policies of current immigration law, or take important steps forward to ensure that the millions of undocumented individuals and green card holders have a fair chance to get on the pathway to citizenship. As it stands today,...

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