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Allison Norris, Esq.

Allison Norris, Esq. is the Legal Immigration Services Director at the SAFE Center. Most recently, Allison served as a Supervising Attorney at Catholic Charities, where she led a team of attorneys and managed a large caseload of family and humanitarian applications, specializing in asylum and removal defense. Previously, Allison worked at Americans for Immigrant Justice, where she coordinated the legal program at an Office of Refugee Resettlement emergency shelter housing thousands of unaccompanied minors. She later represented children who were released from custody, advocating for them various immigration and custody matters. Allison also held an endowed position at Americans for Immigrant Justice bringing federal impact litigation on behalf of detained immigrants in South Florida.


Allison earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Miami. She is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the Florida Bar.

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The UMD SAFE Center decries the structural racism that remains as a toxic legacy of our country’s history and permeates our society today, and we are working to ensure that we are an actively anti-racist institution.