Paralegal, Immigration Practice
Soleiman is an Immigration Paralegal with the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) at Brooklyn Defender Services, where he prepares evidence to defend BDS clients from deportation. Prior to joining BDS, Soleiman worked in refugee resettlement with the International Rescue Committee’s New York City field office. He has also volunteered as a prisoner’s advocate and legislative intern in the Wisconsin State Senate, a tutor for refugees and for low-income students of color, book distributor to prisoners in Ohio, and food pantry distributor in his hometown of Naperville, Illinois.
Soleiman holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from New York University, and has attended programs at Al-Azhar University in Cairo and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Soleiman has traveled extensively in the Middle East and South America, and is proficient in English, Arabic, and Spanish.