Javad M. Khazaeli headshot

Advocacy in Action Lunch & Learn

Brooke Wallace

Advocacy in Action Lunch & Learn

February 17, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Advocacy in Action Lunch & Learn

Immigration has been a touchstone of the U.S. political debate for decades, as policymakers have weighed economic, security, and humanitarian concerns. Congress has been unable to reach an agreement on comprehensive immigration reform for years, and in the meantime, people are suffering. The National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis has always been at the forefront of immigration rights advocacy, but we must always strive to do more.

For our February Lunch & Learn, we are thrilled to welcome Javad M. Khazaeli, the Co-Founder of Khazaeli Wyrsch, LLC, a St. Louis-based law firm that focuses on civil rights, immigration, and litigation. In 2021, the Riverfront Times chose Javad as the Best Attorney in St. Louis. In 2017, St. Louis University awarded Javad and his firm the Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Service award. Javad is the only private bar attorney in America that has served in senior immigration positions in both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor.

For nearly a decade, he was assigned to the Department of Justice and then the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, National Security Law Division. His writings have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and others, and his life story was featured on the 11:FS-Connection Interrupted technology podcast, Javad Khazaeli, The Immigrant’s Story.