Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
Rona Gershon is an Immigrant Youth Staff Attorney/Cardozo Law Institute for Human Rights Fellow with HIAS PA, where she represents unaccompanied immigrant minors before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Immigration Court, and provides Know Your Rights trainings and legal screenings/referrals to unaccompanied children in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Rona graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in May 2014. During law school, Rona was an intern at Her Justice, The Legal Aid Society, and Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, working on a variety of immigration cases. Rona also completed a year-long clinic at the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, helping to draft immigrant impact legislation and defend a client in removal proceedings for having committed a crime.