Mia Unger

  • Lecturer in Law

Mia Unger is an attorney with the Immigration Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society. She represents immigrants in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court, challenging charges of removability and litigating claims for relief from removal. She also represents her clients before the Board of Immigration Appeals and occasionally before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She started working at the Legal Aid Society as part of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, the first universal representation project in the country for detained immigrants facing removal, and now represents non-detained immigrants in all stages of removal proceedings.

Prior to joining the Legal Aid Society, she was an attorney with the Immigrant Protection Unit of the New York Legal Assistance Group, where she handled a diverse caseload of affirmative cases with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and defensive cases before the Immigration Court. She has engaged in binational advocacy in both the United States and Mexico to improve access to legal services for immigrants, migrant workers, and survivors of human trafficking. She received her J.D. from CUNY School of Law and her B.A. in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University.