(please click on name below for contact information, and to read full staff bios)Ilyce Shugall, Executive Director
Program Areas: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions, Removal Defense, Enforcement Issues, Bond and Detention, Motions to Suppress, Asylum
Phone: 617-227-9727 x2 · Email: Ilyce Shugall
Ilyce Shugall has been an impassioned member of the National Immigration Project for over 20 years. She now brings to NIPNLG her 20 years of immigration law experience, including as Directing Attorney of the Immigration Program at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) from 2012-2017. Under Ilyce’s leadership, CLSEPA’s staff grew from four to twenty, and its immigration attorneys became amongst the first responders to the 2014 surge crisis in the immigration courts. Ilyce has also worked with San Francisco area collaboratives to secure funding for non-profits to provide pro bono representation to individuals in removal proceedings. During that effort, she served temporarily as the legal director for the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative at the Bar Association of San Francisco. For 10 years, Ilyce was a partner at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP. Before joining the private sector, she worked at the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) as a National Association of Public Interest Law/Equal Justice Fellow. Ilyce received the 2016 National Pro Bono Services Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association; and was a 2015 Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” awardee. Ilyce has served as a commissioner on the State Bar of California Commission on Immigration and Nationality Law. She was NIPNLG’s update editor for Immigration Law and the Family from 2012-2017, and has published numerous articles on immigration law. Prior to joining NIPNLG in April 2019 as executive director, Ilyce served for 18 months as an immigration judge in the San Francisco immigration court.
Ilyce Shugall holds a JD from DePaul University College of Law, and a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is thrilled to take up the helm of an organization she loves, and invites NIPNLG members, supporters, potential supporters, and impacted community groups to contact her, toward furthering NIPNLG’s mission for immigrant justice.
Program Areas: Terrorism Bars, Immigration Consequences of Convictions, Civil Rights
Phone: 617-227-9727 x3 · Email: Khaled Alrabe
Attorney Khaled Alrabe returns to NIPNLG from the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley, where he was a researcher working on immigration, human trafficking, and accountability for victims of sexual violence through international courts. Khaled was a law fellow at NIPNLG in 2015-2016, and holds a BA from Harvard University and a JD from Georgetown University.
Phone: 617-227-9727 x5 · Email: Pamela Goldstein
Pamela Goldstein has worked in non-profit resource development, communications, and capacity-building for over 25 years. Prior to joining the National Immigration Project in 2010, she held senior development positions at Oxfam America, the Cambridge Women’s Center, and at CASA, the Central America Solidarity Association. Pamela brings a passion for social justice struggles and the role of philanthropic partnership to her work, and holds a Masters in Public Administration, as well as a certificate in Executive Education, from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Phone: 617-227-9727 x4 · Email: Ellen Kemp
Longtime staffer Ellen Kemp changed roles in 2016 to serve as NIPNLG’s Finance and Operations Director. Ellen has worked at the National Immigration Project since 2002, previously as a legal worker advocate specializing in issues involving access to immigration status for noncitizen crime victims, including survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and survivors of workplace crimes. Ellen also managed NIPNLG’s continuing legal education program for attorneys for nearly 15 years.
Phone: 617-227-9727 x7 · Email: Ana Manigat
Ana Manigat oversees and maintains the National Immigration Project’s database records, including membership, payment status, seminar registration, address changes, and on-line payment information. Ana also manages the National Immigration Project’s listservs, including National Immigration Project (membership) and Crim-imm (Criminal and Immigration Law). Ana joined the staff of the National Immigration Project in 2002.