Garel-Frantzen Named Among NIJC’s 2023 Rising Stars For Asylum Work
Alex was one of 12 Rising Star Award honorees, selected from more than 2,000 attorneys. The award recognizes attorneys who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to ensuring access to justice for immigrants by devoting substantial time to NIJC pro bono work, serving a significant number of NIJC clients, and representing clients with complex cases.
“Partnering with NIJC to represent asylum seekers has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It has been an honor to get to know and assist such courageous individuals from around the world in achieving their dreams of safety and a better future and even more special to see where their lives take them after a grant of asylum,” Alex said.
Alex’s deep commitment to public service extends beyond his environmental practice to focus on immigration and other areas of law. His significant achievements include securing asylum for a Burmese citizen and his family and for a Togolese citizen, obtaining renewal of a client's deferred action for childhood arrivals, and ensuring guardianship for a mother of a disabled son, among others.
See the full list of 2023 Rising Star Award recipients here.