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Naureen Shah

Naureen Shah (@naureenshah) is a senior policy and advocacy counsel on immigrants’ rights with the ACLU. She is a human rights lawyer with history as a strategist, lobbyist, researcher and campaigner. Previously she was senior director of campaigns at the US section of Amnesty International and a lobbyist at the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office. Naureen has lobbied Congress, the White House, federal agencies, the UN, EU, foreign governments and regional human rights bodies. She is the author of several reports and commentaries on human rights, detention, torture and national security. She has collaborated with and trained grassroots activists across the country. She holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Articles by this author

 

This Is Biden's Chance to End ICE's Abuses—For Good

The systemic abuses of ICE make communities less safe—especially when they act in tandem with law enforcement through programs like 287(g), ICE detainers, and Secure Communities.

Naureen Shah ·


As Trump Tweets Hateful Threats, States are Protecting Immigrant Rights

What’s remarkable is that in the midst of the extreme rhetoric and reality, people across the country are finding common ground on immigration.

Naureen Shah ·


DHS Is Locking Immigrants in Solitary Confinement

ICE and its peer agency, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), have egregious records of allowing officials to commit abuses and endanger lives, often with impunity

Naureen Shah ·


I’ve Been to Guantanamo. It’s No Place for Kids.

There’s a horrific American tradition of holding people at Guantanamo unlawfully. It’s long past time we bring it to an end and close Guantanamo for good.

Naureen Shah ·


When Will the White House Tell Us the Whole Truth About Drone Killings?

Obama’s announcement doesn’t provide enough information about those killed by drones or the decision making processes that led to their deaths

Naureen Shah ·




Time for the Truth about 'Targeted' Killings and US Drones' Civilian Victims

The Obama administration is like a reckless hit-and-run driver. Congress must not let John Brennan's CIA get away with murder

Naureen Shah ·

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