2019 Community-Oriented Defender (COD) Network Conference 
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Sarah Deri Oshiro

The Bronx Defenders
Managing Director, Immigration Practice
Bronx NY
Sarah received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she participated in the Immigrant Rights Clinic and was on the editorial board of the Review of Law and Social Change. While at NYU, Sarah interned at Make the Road New York and The Bronx Defenders (BxD). She returned to BxD as an immigration attorney in 2009, where she represents noncitizens in removal proceedings, provides counsel to the attorneys and clients of the other practices in order to mitigate immigration consequences of criminal justice and family court involvement, and helped launch the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, the nation’s first public defender program for immigrants facing deportation in NY. After serving as managing attorney of Immigrant Justice Corps, a national immigration fellowship program, Sarah returned to BxD as a supervisor in the immigration practice. Before attending law school, she advocated on behalf of the immigrant members of a large NY labor union. Sarah holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University and is fluent in Spanish.