Genia Blaser

Supervising Attorney

Genia works as part of IDP’s Padilla Support Center where she advises defense attorneys on the immigration consequences of criminal cases and provides trainings on the overlap of criminal-immigration systems. Genia leads IDP’s Community Defense team, which creates Know Your Rights materials and other resources on interactions with ICE.  She also leads IDP’s ICE raids monitoring team, which keeps track of and shares trends and tactics of ICE community arrests.  Genia came to IDP from the immigration practice at The Bronx Defenders, where she worked with attorneys on minimizing the immigration impact for non-citizens of contact with the criminal and child welfare systems and represented non-citizens in affirmative and defensive proceedings.  Genia received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Hampshire College.  

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