Yasmine directs IDP’s advocacy and policy work which seeks to end mass deportation and criminalization at the local, state and federal level. Prior to joining IDP, Yasmine was a Senior Policy Advisor at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs advising on access to justice programs as well as federal policy interventions. Previously, Yasmine was a lead immigration attorney at Make the Road NY where she represented community members in removal proceedings and affirmative applications for relief, helped shape the organization’s response to ICE raids, and provided legal support to the immigrant rights committee and TGNCIQ Justice project as they built power to achieve dignity and justice. She received her law degree from CUNY School of Law. Yasmine’s personal goals include perfecting her Iranian tahdig and her country western two-stepping.