Julia Neusner

Research & Policy Associate Attorney, Refugee Protection

Julia Neusner is a Research and Policy Associate Attorney with Refugee Protection at Human Rights First. Her work has focused on monitoring the impact of U.S. immigration policies on migrants and asylum seekers at the U.S. Mexico border, including tracking violent crimes against migrants in Mexico, seeking accountability for abuses by U.S. immigration officers, and promoting protection pathways for people displaced in the context of climate change. 

Julia earned a Juris Doctor and a master’s degree in International Policy from Stanford University, where she focused on migration, labor, and human security. She founded the Refugee Rights Network at Stanford Law School and coordinated monthly student trips to the U.S.-Mexico border to provide legal services to people seeking asylum. 

Julia previously taught middle and high school special education in the New York City public school system through the New York City Teaching Fellows program. She also holds a Master of Science in Education from Long Island University Brooklyn and a Bachelor of Arts in comparative literature with honors from New York University. 

Julia is admitted to the New York State Bar. She lives in Oakland, California. 

Recent Articles:

Human Rights Stain, Public Health Farce Fatally Flawed Extending Title 42 Would Escalate Dangers, Exacerbate Disorder, and Magnify Discrimination Two Years of Suffering: Biden Administration Continues Use of Discredited Title 42 Order to Flout Refugee Law Restarting Orderly Process Critical to Managing Arrival of Asylum Seekers at Arizona Border A Shameful Record: Biden Administration’s Use of Trump Policies Endangers People Seeking Asylum “Illegal and Inhumane”: Biden Administration Continues Embrace of Trump Title 42 Policy as Attacks on People Seeking Refuge Mount Biden Administration’s Dangerous Haitian Expulsion Strategy Escalates the U.S. History of Illegal and Discriminatory Mistreatment of Haitians Seeking Safety in the United States Disorderly and Inhumane: Biden Administration Continues to Expel Asylum Seekers to Danger While U.S. Border Communities Stand Ready to Welcome Failure to Protect: Biden Administration Continues Illegal Trump Policy to Block and Expel Asylum Seekers to Danger Humanitarian Disgrace A Year After Del Rio, Haitian Asylum Seekers Expelled Under Title 42 Are Still Suffering “Nothing Humane About This Process” To Protect the Lives of LGBTQ Asylum Seekers, the Biden Administration Must Fully End Title 42 "They Lied to Us”: Biden Administration Continues to Expel, Mistreat Families Seeking Asylum Kidnapped, Raped, and Robbed: Dangerous Title 42 Expulsions to Mexico Continue “We Need Someone to See Us”: To Save Lives, the Biden Administration Should Quickly Restore Refugee Protection Amy Coney Barrett’s Troubling Record on Asylum and Immigration Border Restrictions Lift, But Biden Administration Blocks Protection for Asylum Seekers and Children The Nightmare Continues: Title 42 Court Order Prolongs Human Rights Abuses, Extends Disorder at U.S. Borders