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Yan Li | Web Designer

February 24, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in Staff.

Yan Li is the Web Designer of the EPID site. She is currently an undergraduate student at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, with an Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) major and a Japanese minor. She likes design, creativity, and technology, and is hoping to do future work in UI design, UX design, graphic design, and web design, particularly for nonprofit organizations.

Her web site is located here.

Ryan Stark Lilienthal | Fellow

February 14, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in Staff.

Ryan Stark Lilienthal practices immigration law in Princeton, New Jersey. He received his B.A. in Religion from Tufts University and J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where he was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review. Mr. Lilienthal currently chairs the Immigration and Employment Task Force of Einstein’s Alley; and is on the board of the New Jersey Immigration Policy Network (NJIPN) and advisory board of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF). He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and serves as the New Jersey chapter’s Legislative Liaison. In addition, Mr. Lilienthal is on the board the American Jewish Committee’s Central New Jersey chapter; and hosts In the Public Interest, a live radio program on WIMG 1300AM. Mr. Lilienthal is Co-Chair of Princeton Future; a member of the Joint Consolidation/Shared Services Commission for Princeton Borough and Township; a member of the Princeton Borough Zoning Board of Adjustment; and a former councilman of Princeton Borough.

American Immigration Lawyers Association

January 7, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in Legal Resources.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.


American Friends Service Committee

January 7, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in Legal Resources.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.


Domestic Workers United

January 7, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in Labor Relations.

Founded in 2000, Domestic Workers United [DWU] is an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in New York, organizing for power, respect, fair labor standards and to help build a movement to end exploitation and oppression for all.


National Day Laborer Organizing Network

January 7, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in Labor Relations.

NDLON improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. To this end, NDLON works to unify and strengthens is member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights. NDLON fosters safer more humane environments for day laborer, both men and women, to earn a living, contribute to society, and integrate into the community.



January 7, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in Labor Relations.

ImmigrationWorks USA is a national organization advancing immigration reform that works for all Americans – employers, workers and citizens. Its twin goals: to educate the public about the benefits of immigration and build a mainstream grassroots constituency in favor of better law – business owners and others from across America willing to speak out and demand an overhaul.


Yael Bromberg | Legal Affairs Program Associate

November 16, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Staff and Beyond.

Yael Bromberg is a Legal Affairs Program Associate with Citizenship-Rutgers, an initiative of the Program on Immigration and Democracy. She is a New Jersey-raised graduate of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Douglass College. She specializes in public interest law, focusing on impact-litigation, research and advocacy. She was an Ella Baker Fellow with the Center for Constitutional Rights; a Kinoy/Stavis Public Interest Fellow with the Rutgers Constitutional Litigation Clinic; a summer associate with a premier civil rights and employment law firm; and a judicial extern with the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis, U.S.M.J. for the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York. Currently, Bromberg is a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Dickinson Richards Debevoise, U.S.D.J. for the United States District Court in the District of New Jersey. Prior to her clerkship, Bromberg served on the Law and Policy Committee of the NJ DREAM Act Coalition, and in an organizing, policy-development, and legal capacity with various grassroots and electoral efforts locally, statewide, and nationally.

Samridhi Jagga

November 16, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Staff and Beyond.

Year of Graduation: 2011
College: School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
Degree: Masters of Labor and Employment Relations
Current Town: Edison, NJ
Hometown: Chandigarh, India

Interests: Immigration, Diversity, Human Resources and Labor Relations, Health Insurance.

Current Title: Compensation Analyst, Port Authority of NY and NJ

Personal Connection to immigration: My whole immediate family doesn’t live in my home country i.e. India anymore. My sister is settled in NJ and is currently a permanent resident. My brother is a New Zealand citizen and lives permanently in NZ with his family. My father passed away in 2009 in India, and my mother has applied for her residency in NZ. My fiancé is currently settled in Jersey City and is on a H1B visa, his company has applied for his residency. I am currently on a student visa looking for sponsorship. Overall I would say I have had a very close connection with immigration since I have actively participated in my immigration process, attended international student immigration discussions, and helped my mom with her immigration process. I have been in the country for almost 3 years now and I won’t lie things were very overwhelming initially. It wasn’t easy acclimatizing to the new environment, culture, people, food, education but now after having fully adjusted, I look back and feel that it wasn’t that bad too. I have been lucky to be surrounded by such good people who not only accommodated me but led me into having better understanding of this new world.

Special Projects with EPID- Joined RIIM during my first year of Masters in Jan 2010 and have been a part of it since then.

  • Background research on target immigrant organizations with special emphasis on the South Asian communities and municipalities.
  • Assisted in surveying and interviewing organizations.
  • Analyzed gathered information and helped in efforts to present it graphically
  • Researched and gathered data for Rutgers Immigrant Infrastructure Map.
  • Gathered data from ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) on deportations within NJ and US.
  • Participated twice in Citizenship Rutgers.
  • Participant in SAALT ( South Asian Americans Leading Together) conference

Ibrahim Bouzine | Intern

November 16, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Staff and Beyond.

I am a current undergraduate student in the Landscape Architecture Department at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey; expected to graduate in may 2012. I am 23 years old and I was born in Morocco’s largest beach tourist hotspot, Agadir City. I now currently reside in Atlantic County, New Jersey, home to Atlantic City, America’s Finest Beach Resort.