Nicholas Katz, Esq

Legal Director
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Nick Katz serves as CASA’s Legal Director, overseeing a team of dedicated attorneys and advocates providing direct services to community members in the areas of immigration, employment and housing law. In this role, Nick also advises senior CASA leadership on a wide range of policy issues, campaigns and political engagements. Nick has been deeply involved in CASA’s efforts to establish and grow universal representation programs for detained immigrants in Maryland and Virginia. Prior to working at CASA, Nick was a supervising attorney and the Administrative Relief Services Coordinator at Make the Road New York (MRNY), where he was responsible for overseeing the organization’s legal services under the Action NYC program. Nick graduated cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was a student intern in the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic. Prior to law school Nick was a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in China.

Media Mentions:

https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEJOkxlsbRID4GMskbD6z7XAqGQgEKhAIACoHCAow-uGXCzChi68DMNzFzwY?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Implements New Policies For U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement Related Cases


https://www.npr.org/2020/05/05/850770390/lawsuit-alleges-cares-act-excludes-u-s-citizen-children-of-undocumented-immigran

Institute of Constitutional Advocacy files lawsuit against “discriminatory” coronavirus relief bill


https://www.baltimoresun.com/coronavirus/bs-md-daca-supreme-court-coronavirus-20200427-ga3t6emjlnd5nlpaafu2xiomum-story.html
https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/deportation-of-maryland-mom-put-on-hold-by-federal-judge/65-af0f451b-b19e-4283-b820-cf68b1ec6bd9https://news.google.com/articles/CBMiZmh0dHBzOi8vd2FtdS5vcmcvc3RvcnkvMTcvMDkvMTkvYWR2b2NhY3ktZ3JvdXAtY2FzYS1wbGFucy13b3Jrc2hvcHMtaGVscC1kYWNhLXJlY2lwaWVudHMtcmVuZXctc3RhdHVzL9IBAA?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen
https://www.kxxv.com/news/national/group-hosts-free-classes-to-help-undocumented-immigrants-learn-their-rights

Local woman hopes last-ditch effort fends off deportation


https://time.com/4785943/ice-arrest-virginia-liliana-cruz-mendez/
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/after-being-deported-two-former-maryland-soccer-stars-started-over-n890926
https://news.yahoo.com/dont-open-door-us-activists-organize-thwart-ice-012452815.html
https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2018/10/25/if-parents-get-deported-who-gets-their-children
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ice-raids-we-are-all-scared-trumps-threats-of-impending-roundup-keep-immigrants-on-edge/