Alison Griffith, Staff Attorney, Refugee & Immigrant Program


Alison is a Staff Attorney for The Advocates for Human Rights' Refugee & Immigrant Program. In that capacity, she mentors and supports pro bono attorneys handling asylum cases before the asylum office and the Immigration Court, as well as other humanitarian immigration matters. Alison also handles a caseload of asylum cases and other matters for The Advocates. Before joining The Advocates, she represented unaccompanied minors at Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), where she represented unaccompanied children seeking asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U Visas, and other forms of humanitarian relief from deportation. Prior to her work with KIND, she represented asylum seekers with complex claims during law school at the University of St. Thomas Legal Clinic. Alison gained experience on humanitarian immigration cases as an intern at Catholic Charities of Washington, D.C., and during law school at several Twin Cities organizations, including the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota and Mid Minnesota Legal Aid Society. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association Immigration Law Section. Alison has presented on issues of immigration law at numerous CLE's, including the Upper Midwest AILA conference.