Moccio, Kathy

Kathy Moccio

Adjunct Faculty, Immigration Lawyer

J.D., Indiana University School of Law
B.A., Indiana University

Consultant on Immigration Law and Policy

o President’s Commendation for Distinguished Service as Director for Pro Bono Development, American Immigration Lawyers Association
o President’s Commendation for dedication, tenacity and commitment in liaison work with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, American Immigration

Lawyers Association
o Volunteer award for advocacy on behalf of asylees and refugees, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
o Scales of Justice Award for work as leader of political asylum team, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
o Scales of Justice Award for work as leader of fact team for immigration policy report, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
o Distinguished Service Award for playing an integral role in the creation and success of the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children and heartfelt commitment to high quality legal representation of immigrant children, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants’ National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children


o Frequent lecturer at national, regional and local conferences, including those sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Minnesota Bar Association, Minnesota Institute on Legal Education, Minnesota Small Business Association, the Advocates for Human Rights, and community based organizations.
o Immigrant Children and Human Rights, International Bar Association, London, U.K.

Legal Writings
o “The ABCs of Working with Immigrant Children to Obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for Those Abused, Neglected, or Abandoned,” Anne Chandler, Judy Flanagan, Kathleen A. Moccio, 2006 – 2007 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, Stephanie L. Browning, ed (AILA 2006)
o "Proving Claims of U.S. Citizenship," Vol. 2, 2002-2003  Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, R.P. Murphy & A. Novick, eds (AILA 2002)
o "The Nuances of Unlawful Presence," Vol. 1, 1999-2000 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook 335, R.P. Murphy & A. Novick, eds (AILA 1999), updated for 2000-2001 edition
o Bloomington (St. Paul) District Office. Central Region Directory of INS Offices: A Guide for the Immigration Practitioner, American Immigration Lawyers

o Various articles on pro bono representation for “Immigration Law Today”, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Professional Activities
o Chair, Board of Trustees, American Immigration Law Foundation, 2006 – present
o Steering Committee, Advocates for Human Rights, 1990 - present
o Director, Institute for New Americans, 2007 - present
o Vice-Chair, American Immigration Law Foundation, 2002-2006
o Trustee, American Immigration Law Foundation, 1998-2002
o Director, American Immigration Lawyers Association 2004 - 2007
o Chair, Minnesota State Bar Association Immigration Law Section, 2006 - 2007
o Member, American Immigration Lawyer Association’s liaison committee with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Washington D.C. Headquarters, 2004 - 2005
o Chair, Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Nebraska Service Center, 2002-2004
o Liaison, INS Nebraska Service Center Committee, American Immigrant Lawyers Association, Responsible for non-immigrant employment based cases, 1999-2002
o Chapter Chair, MN/Dakotas Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, June 1996 - June 1998
o American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1989 - Present
o Advocates for Human Rights, 1988 - Present

Courses Taught

Number Title Credits
832 Immigration Law 3

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