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Christy Williams

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Advocacy Attorney, State and Local
Silver Spring MD
Christy Williams is an advocacy attorney with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC). Williams joined CLINIC in January 2016 to manage the State and Local Immigration Project, where she provides legal advice and technical support to CLINIC affiliates who advocate for immigrants on state legislative and policy matters. She also leads the organization's national campaign for policies that protect families against immigration services fraud. Before joining CLINIC, Williams worked in private practice, where she handled affirmative and defensive asylum cases, VAWA petitions, as well as family-based immigration matters. Before that, she was a solo practitioner in Detroit, Michigan, where she represented clients in immigration and state law matters. Williams obtained her law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She is a member of the Michigan bar and is admitted to practice before the federal court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Bar Association (ABA), where she serves on the Commission on Immigration for the 2019-2020 term.