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Sirine Shebaya is a Senior Staff Attorney with Muslim Advocates. Prior to joining Muslim Advocates, she spent many years advocating for the civil rights of immigrants and other communities of color. In her role as the program director of the Virginia Justice Program at the Capital Area Immigrant’s Rights Coalition, she supervised and litigated criminal-immigration cases before the immigration court and federal courts and advised criminal defense attorneys on various immigration-related matters. Before that, Ms. Shebaya initiated and directed the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland Immigrants’ Rights Program, where she developed a full portfolio of immigrants’ rights litigation, advocacy, and public education on immigration detention, enforcement, and criminal-immigration matters, and played a leading role in a campaign that resulted in a wave of county policies prohibiting the detention of immigrants for ICE at local jails.
She currently sits on the board, and previously served as the chair, of the Dulles Justice Coalition, an organization of lawyers, organizers, translators and community volunteers created to assist travelers to Dulles Airport affected by the Muslim Ban.
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