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Executive Director, Immigrant Defense Project
Alisa Wellek is Co-Executive Director of the Immigrant Defense Project where she helps guide IDP's work to fight for the rights of all immigrants accused or convicted of crimes. Through advocacy, community education, and litigation, Alisa focuses on challenging programs that entangle local law enforcement and Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and funnel immigrants into an unjust detention and deportation system. She received her JD from New York University School of Law, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow, Dwight Opperman Scholar, and Florence Allen Scholar.