Linda Evarts is a joint staff attorney in IRAP’s Litigation Department and the National Immigration Law Center. She was previously a staff attorney at The Bronx Defenders, where she represented hundreds of indigent clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in Bronx Criminal and Supreme Court. After law school, Linda served as law clerk to the Honorable Dolly M. Gee of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Linda graduated from Yale Law School, where she received the C. Larue Munson Prize for her work in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic and the Criminal Justice Clinic. During law school, Linda was an intern at the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Orleans Public Defenders, and she was an editor of the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. Prior to law school, Linda was a U.S. Student Fulbright Scholar in Bogotá, Colombia, and she worked as a paralegal at the Federal Defenders of New York. Linda earned a B.A. from Brown University with Honors in Latin American Studies.
As a result of the president’s proclamation, U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents are indefinitely separated from their spouses, children, parents, and siblings abroad.