Susan Cohen

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Susan Cohen is a nationally and internationally recognized immigration lawyer and a founding chair of the Mintz Immigration Practice, which she established when she was still in her 20s. Cohen led a team working with the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts to obtain a temporary restraining order on the 2017 Travel Ban. In 2020, she led a Mintz team supporting efforts by many U.S. universities and hundreds of thousands of foreign students in litigation which overturned the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s controversial and dangerous COVID-related student visa policy. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts hired Cohen to help the state write the first-ever statute to help talented foreign entrepreneurs remain in the country on a special type of immigration visa to buy them time to get more permanent status. She is president of the board of the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project. When Cohen isn’t tirelessly working and advocating for immigrants and asylum seekers, she enjoys singing, songwriting, playing guitar and traveling. She lives in Massachusetts. You can connect with Susan Cohen on LinkedIn.

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