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Mission Statement

AIJP’s mission is to promote and protect the human rights of immigrants and refugees throughout Alaska by providing critical services to this underserved population, including immigration legal services, language interpretative services, training and educational programs. 

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Alaska Immigration
Justice Project

431 West 7th Ave.
Suite 208
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-279-2457(AIJP)

About Us

The Alaska Immigration Justice Project (AIJP) is the only agency in Alaska dedicated to protecting the human rights of immigrants and refugees.  Founded in 2005, AIJP staff provides statewide comprehensive immigration legal services.  Collectively, AIJP Board and staff have more than 25 years of legal experience serving Alaska’s immigrants and refugees.  AIJP staff provides services statewide, traveling to many communities throughout Alaska including, Unalaska, Sitka, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Juneau, Fairbanks, Kenai and Homer.  AIJP’s legal service priorities include representing immigrant crime victims and people fleeing persecution and torture in their home countries. 

In addition to providing quality direct legal services, AIJP staff members serve as a critical resource for state and federal public agencies on issues involving immigrants and refugees.  Health care providers, social service providers, state officials, criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges are just a few of the professionals in our state who rely on the expertise of the AIJP staff.     

In 2007, AIJP opened the first statewide Language Interpreter Center (LIC).  The LIC partners the public and private sector to offer statewide training for interpreters as well as provide referral services for all businesses and agencies in need of interpreter services.  The LIC is working with foreign language interpreters as well as Alaska Native interpreters.

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Board Members

President
  • Bill Saupe

    Vice President
  • Anastacia Smelova

    Treasurer
  • Yaso Thiru

    Secretary
  • Tracy Speier

  • Indra Arriaga
  • Randi Sweet
  • Susy Buchanan
  • Sarah Leonard
  • Raul Preciado
  • Mara Kimmel
  • Kate Hohman


  • Staff Members

    Robin Bronen
    Executive Director

    Jason Baumetz
    Supervising Staff Attorney

    Dan Rodgers
    Staff Attorney

    Arundel Pritchett
    Staff Attorney

    Heather Stenson
    Staff Attorney

    Ana Lucero
    Partial BIA Accredited Representative

    Dulce Whited
    Outreach Advocate

    Carmen Sanchez
    Administrative Assistant

    Barb Jacobs
    Language Interpreter Center
    Program Manager

    Emily Scholz Walker
    Language Interpreter Center Coordinator

    Nathalie Washington
    Language Interpreter Center Project Specialist, AmeriCorps VISTA

    Kari Robinson
    Statewide Language Access and Rural Domestic Violence Coordinator


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