Sam Hsieh, Esq.
Senior Attorney; Coordinating Legal Liaison
Sam Hsieh is a Senior Attorney with CAIR Coalition’s Immigration Impact Lab. She has litigated impact litigation actions on behalf of detained immigrant adults and children in immigration proceedings and federal courts, including Arita-Deras v. Wilkinson, No. 19-1978, 2021 WL 821393 (4th Cir. March 4, 2021); Songlin v. Crawford, No. 3:19-cv-895, 2020 WL 5240580 (E.D. Va. Sept. 2, 2020); J.N.C.G. v. Warden, Stewart Detention Ctr., No. 4:20-cv-62, 2020 WL 5046870 (M.D. Ga. Aug. 26, 2020); J.S.G. v. Stirrup, No. 1:20-cv-1026, 2020 WL 1985041 (D. Md. April 26, 2020); and Nunez-Vasquez v. Barr, 965 F.3d 272 (4th Cir. 2020) (as amicus).
Prior to joining CAIR Coalition, Sam was a staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, where she wrote memoranda and proposed opinions for federal appeals in a wide variety of areas, including immigration law. Sam previously worked as an immigration attorney at a private firm in Washington, D.C. with a focus on asylum law. She graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School, where she received a full-tuition merit scholarship. In law school, she interned at a private immigration firm and the Department of Justice, in addition to representing low-wage workers in the school's Public Justice Advocacy Clinic.
Sam received her Bachelor of Sciences with Honors in political science and economics from the University of Michigan. She is admitted to practice law in Virginia; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits; and the District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. She is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.