New EOIR ACIJ to Protect 'Vulnerable Populations'

New EOIR ACIJ to Protect 'Vulnerable Populations'

"Abigail M. Price was appointed as an assistant chief immigration judge in January 2013, with responsibility for continuing the development and implementation of EOIR policy concerning vulnerable populations. She received a bachelor of arts degree in 1982 from Wheaton College, in Norton, Mass.; a juris doctorate in 1988 from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio; and a master of laws degree in 1989 from New York University School of Law. From April 2012 to December 2012, Judge Price served as a consultant to Catholic Relief Services in Baltimore, Md. From April 2011 to December 2011, she was a consultant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in New York. From April 2009 to April 2011, Judge Price served as deputy and national legal services director for Kids in Need of Defense in Washington, D.C. From 2001 to 2009, she worked for the IRC, as national director of immigration programs, and as global advisor on the prevention of exploitation. From 2000 to 2001, Judge Price was a resettlement expert for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Department of International Protection, Resettlement Section, in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1996 to 2000, she served as immigration policy advisor for the National Catholic Conference of Bishops/United States Catholic Conference, Migration and Refugee Services, in Washington, D.C. From 1994 to 1996, Judge Price served as the Washington representative for Church World Service, Immigration and Refugee Program, National Council of Churches USA, in New York. From 1993 to 1994, she was supervising attorney for Haitian Legal Services. From June 1992 to December 1992, Judge Price served as supervising attorney for the Haitian Refugee Program for Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. From 1990 to 1992, she served as supervising attorney for the Diocese of Brooklyn, Catholic Migration Office, in New York. Judge Price is a member of the Connecticut Bar." - EOIR, Feb. 4, 2013.