Tuesday, April 10, was a heartwarming night as we celebrated IDP’s 20th Anniversary Gala! We are so appreciative of our amazing Honorees for their inspiring remarks and influential work. Thanks to our Host Committee and Sponsors for their unwavering support. To everyone present, and those there in spirit, we are grateful for your contributions, dedication and commitment in the fight for immigrant justice and human rights. As critical as these efforts are today, we are also paving the way for the next 20 years!
“From my humble corner of what used to be our one-room office at the time, I watched as my colleagues at IDP worked miracles: whether it was helping a criminal defense lawyer work out a plea deal that would prevent a young mother from being permanently separated from her children, or getting the Supreme Court to reject government’s harsh reading of the intersection between immigration and drug laws not one, not two, not three, but four times. IDP pulls off miracles.”
Norman Reimer, Executive Director, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Alina Das, Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law
Khalil Cumberbatch, Associate VP of Policy, The Fortune Society
Carlos Menchaca, NYC Council Member
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
with a Special Acknowledgment of Iris Bennett and Julia Peck