Saba Baig

As a senior program associate for the Immigration Court Helpdesk (ICH) and Legal Orientation Program for Custodians (LOPC), Saba provides support and technical assistance to nonprofit legal service providers that educate immigrants about their removal proceedings so that they can make informed decisions about their legal case. Saba started as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Legal Aid Chicago representing survivors of domestic violence in their immigration cases. At the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago, Saba represented individuals in removal proceedings, family and humanitarian-based applications, and conducted trainings and provided technical support to pro bono attorneys. Saba also directed the Counter-Trafficking Project and provided direct representation to survivors of human trafficking and conducted outreach and trainings to improve identification of trafficking survivors. Previously, Saba worked at Legal Aid of North Carolina and Catholic Multicultural Center in Wisconsin. Saba also has experience as a contract negotiator dealing with issues of intellectual property and business law. Saba earned her JD at the University of Iowa College of Law and her BA from Amherst College.