Anthony Enriquez

Anthony is an attorney with extensive experience in child refugee protection, immigrants’ rights, and anti-detention advocacy and litigation. He formerly directed the Unaccompanied Minors Program at Catholic Charities Community Services in New York City, where he annually oversaw the provision of legal defense services to thousands of immigrant youth in federal custody who lacked an adult caretaker and faced deportation and prolonged detention. In 2014, he co-created the Immigrant Children Advocates Relief Effort (ICARE), a coalition of New York City legal service groups that is today publicly funded to provide free lawyers to thousands of young people facing deportation. For his work in expanding access to legal representation for separated and unaccompanied immigrant youth, he received NYU School of Law’s Public Service Award and the Robin Hood Foundation’s Hero Award. As an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Immigrant Defense Project, Anthony trained lawyers to litigate challenges to immigration detention in the federal courts.

Anthony graduated from New York University School of Law in 2013 and clerked for a federal district court judge in the Southern District of New York. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.