Catherine Feeley, JD

Cross-Systems Advocacy for Children Without Legal Immigration Status

Catherine (Katie) Feeley currently serves as an Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Prior to her current role, Katie was a Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow at HIAS Pennsylvania from 2015-2016, where she helped immigrant children separated from caregivers due to abuse, abandonment, or neglect achieve legal immigration status through a federal protection called Special Immigrant Juvenile status. Previously, she completed a two-year Zubrow Fellowship at the Juvenile Law Center where she drafted resources, trained attorneys, and assisted in litigation to improve outcomes for young people in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. While in law school, Katie represented immigrant clients at the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Children and Family Justice Center, volunteered as a child advocate through the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, and supported the children’s deportation defense team at the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project. She also externed with the judges of the Chicago Immigration Court and the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to law school, Katie worked at Concern Counseling in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and the Esquel Foundation in Quito, Ecuador.

Katie holds a BA in international relations and Latin American studies from the University of Delaware and a JD from Northwestern University School of Law.

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Emerging Leader Fellow

2015 - 2016


Current Position

Attorney Advisor
U.S. Executive Office for Immigration Review