Beyond the Border
New York, September 22, 2014—When Biyerem Okengwu ’15 immigrated to the United States from Nigeria as a 6-year-old, he had two distinct advantages over the migrant children he helped represent recently as a student in Columbia Law School’s Undocumented and Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth Externship: he was traveling with adult family members, and he had an attorney.
|Biyerem Okengwu ’15|
|Anthony D. Tiberio ’14 took the externship last spring and now works at Legal Aid.|
|left to right: Suehyan Cho-O'Leary ’14 (photo credit Nelson M. Hua '15), Elizabeth C.Z. Encinas ’15, and Ayla Kawachi ’14 LL.M. have volunteered on the expedited dockets involving undocumented and unaccompanied immigrant youth.|