Case Support

Immigration Project

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(Current as of 10/21/2021) NOTE: Due to health concerns related to COVID-19, WDA staff is working remotely until it is safe to return to the office. The best way to reach us, including for urgent matters, is by filling out the intake form.

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In recognition of the severe immigration consequences facing noncitizen defendants accused and convicted of crimes, the Washington Defender Association established the Immigration Project in 1999. WDA’s Immigration Project focuses its work on three areas:

  • Providing case-by-case immigration-related technical assistance to criminal defense counsel representing noncitizens in criminal proceedings;
  • Offering on-going training and education to criminal defenders, prosecutors, judges and other entities within the criminal justice system; and
  • Participating in collaborative efforts to make the criminal justice system more fair for immigrant defendants and their families.

The WDAIP Team

Annie Benson
Senior Directing Attorney

Telephone: (206) 623-4321 x 107
*Please note* do not contact Annie for case assistance. Rather, use one of the online forms on the case assistance page.

You can learn more about Annie and her work here



Jonathan Moore
Resource Specialist

Telephone: (206) 623-4321 x 104

You can learn more about Jonathan and his work here



Stacy Taeuber
Resource Attorney


You can learn more about Stacy and her work here



Lori Walls
Resource Attorney


You can learn more about Lori and her work here