PLS HIRES FIRST NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION IMMIGRATION FELLOW


Deokhee Ryu is a first-year student at Penn State Law School. She joined Prisoners’ Legal Services (PLS) Immigration Initiative in Albany as our first New York Bar Foundation Immigration Fellow for the summer of 2016.  The PLS Immigration Initiative provides free representation to non-citizens who are incarcerated in New York State prisons and facing removal before the Ulster Immigration Court.  Prior to law school, Deokhee majored in Hindi and French at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in South Korea. Her experiences in the field of immigration and public interest include internships with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Seoul International Friendship Organization (SIFO). During her internship at UNHCR, she provided counseling service on Refugee Status Determination Process for asylum-seekers and refugees. At SIFO, she managed international cooperation projects in Philippines.