Rebecca Press is UnLocal’s Legal Director, leading the Legal Team to provide representation to New York’s immigrant communities, including those at imminent risk of deportation, those fleeing persecution, the long-time undocumented, and many others. Rebecca helps UnLocal attorneys and representatives provide fierce and cutting-edge representation to immigrant New York and to work tirelessly to ensure that our communities have access to the legal representation they deserve and need. Rebecca has over ten years of experience representing immigrants of all ages in removal proceedings, with a particular focus in Asylum and Protection under the Convention Against Torture. She practices regularly before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In addition, Rebecca clerked at the New York Immigration Court through the Attorney General’s Department of Justice Honors Program. Prior to joining UnLocal, Rebecca was Supervising Attorney at Central American Legal Assistance and at The Legal Aid Society, and a Chadbourne and Parke Fellow at The Door’s Legal Services Center. Before law school, Rebecca worked as a paralegal at Safe Horizon Immigration Law Project and the New York Association for New Americans.