Javeria Jamil


Javeria Jamil is a staff attorney with the National Security and Civil Rights program.

Javeria has focused her work on immigrants rights and civil rights issues affecting the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian communities. Prior to joining Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Javeria worked as the legal services director for Advancing Justice – Atlanta to establish the immigration legal services department providing low-cost and pro bono services to low-income immigrants in metro Atlanta.

She was the Government Watchlist Fellow for the Council on Americans Islamic Relations in Washington D.C., where she assisted clients who had been wrongfully places on the U.S. government’s terror watchlist. During law school, she was an active member of her law school’s chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project, where she led a team of students in helping Afghan and Iraqi interpreters and refugees apply for Special Immigrant Visas in the U.S.

Javeria received her B.A. from UCLA and her J.D. from the George Washington University of Law. She is admitted to practice in California, Georgia, and Washington D.C.

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There are more than 5.6 million Syrian refugees in the world. And since Trump’s Muslim Ban went into effect, they haven't been allowed into the United States. Asmaa and Ramez, a Syrian couple, speak with AJ+ host Yara Elmjouie about how they were directly impacted while cooking fatteh, a traditional dish.

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