Senior Staff Attorney
National Immigration Law Center

Shiu-Ming Cheer is a Senior Staff Attorney & Field Coordinator for the National Immigration Law Center. She focuses on challenging immigration enforcement, promoting access to legal status, and integrating a field strategy into NILC’s issue areas. Previously, she held the positions of Soros Justice Fellow and managing attorney at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network’s Los Angeles Detention Project and children’s attorney at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. In those roles, she represented detained immigrants facing deportation. She was also the civil rights coordinator at South Asian Network and a public benefits attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a juris doctor from the UCLA School of Law Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy. She has a long history of involvement in social justice organizing projects, campaigns, and coalitions.

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