Alison Kamhi

Staff Attorney

Alison is a dedicated immigrant advocate who brings significant experience in immigration law to the ILRC. At the ILRC, Alison provides technical assistance through the ILRC’s attorney-of-the day program on a wide range of immigration issues, including consequences of criminal convictions for immigration purposes, immigration options for youth, removal defense strategy, and eligibility for immigration relief, including family-based immigration, U visas, VAWA, DACA, DAPA, cancellation of removal, asylum, and naturalization. She is the lead attorney on the ILRC’s project on driver’s licenses, and also conducts trainings on the requirements and process of naturalization. She also helps write and edit the ILRC’s manuals on immigration law, including A Guide for Immigrant AdvocatesHardship in Immigration LawNaturalization and U.S. CitizenshipSpecial Immigrant Juvenile Status and Other Immigration Options for Children and Youth, and The U Visa: Obtaining Status for Immigrant Victims of Crimes. Prior to the ILRC, Alison worked as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the Stanford Law School Immigrants' Rights Clinic, where she supervised removal defense cases and immigrants' rights advocacy projects. Before Stanford, she represented abandoned and abused immigrant youth as a Skadden Fellow at Bay Area Legal Aid and at Catholic Charities Community Services in New York. While in law school, Alison worked at the UNHCR, the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, and Greater Boston Legal Services Immigration Unit. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Julia Gibbons in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Alison received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Stanford University. Alison enjoys playing the piano and traveling.