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Joseph Lin is the DALE Staff Attorney. His work is focused on Deferred Action for Labor Enforcement (DALE), including community education, technical assistance, securing representation for DALE cases with permanent forms of immigration relief, and policy advocacy at the intersection of immigration and workers rights.


Before joining National Immigration Project, Joseph was an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow at Catholic Charities Community Services in New York where he worked on removal defense and humanitarian-based cases, and piloted labor-based deferred action casework with the organization’s workers center.

Joseph has worked on various campaigns and projects fostering immigrant inclusion at the state-local level in New York and New Jersey, including municipal identification cards, strategic enforcement of local labor laws, removing immigration status barriers for occupational licenses, and limiting local/state law enforcement’s cooperation with ICE. Joseph holds a J.D. from the Rutgers Law School, a Master’s in Urban Planning from Hunter College, and a B.A. from New York University.