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Summer Employment Dispatch: Mariam Khokhar L’14

September 05, 2013

Mariam Khokhar L’14 spent the past summer with the Refugee Protection Program at Human Rights First (HRF) in New York City. Khokhar, who was born in Pakistan and grew up in northern New Jersey, plans to work upon graduation in the non-profit sector with refugees and asylum seekers. 

Through its partnership with pro bono attorneys, HRF’s Asylum Legal Representation Program currently represents more than 1,000 clients from 88 countries.  The majority of Mariam’s work this summer consisted of helping conduct intake interviews with asylum-seekers. After these detailed interviews, HRF determines whether a particular client’s case can be placed with a pro bono attorney who will then guide the asylum-seeker through the maze that is the U.S. immigration system. Read more about Mariam’s experience through the Summer Employment Dispatch series.