Cardozo School of Law is proud to announce that Maria F. Garcia-Syngros ’22 was named a 2022 Equal Justice Works Fellow. She will represent and advise low-income immigrant women and children placed in time-restricted proceedings in Immigration Court while pursuing impact litigation to ensure systemic failings in these proceedings are addressed. Garcia-Syngros will be hosted by the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and her Equal Justice Works Fellowship is sponsored by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.
“I am incredibly honored to be an Equal Justice Works Fellow,” Garcia-Syngros said. “This Fellowship has allowed me to meet a need in the immigration system that would otherwise go unaddressed.”
Each year, Equal Justice Works selects a class of public service leaders who have designed two-year projects in partnership with legal services organizations to help build sustainable solutions in the communities where they serve. These projects are funded by the generous support of law firms, corporations, foundations, and individuals. This year, 84 new public interest lawyers were selected from over 385 applications.
"We are so proud that Maria will be joining the class of 2022 Equal Justice Works Fellows," said Alissa Bernstein, director of the Center for Public Service Law. "Her unwavering commitment to assisting immigrant communities, coupled with her strong legal advocacy skills, have prepared her to make an incredible impact during her fellowship and beyond."