Myriam Jaïdi is a devoted advocate with extensive experience and skill in all areas of U.S. immigration and citizenship law. The breadth and depth of her experience allows her to adeptly handle business, family, humanitarian, and removal cases.
Ms. Jaïdi has represented professionals, companies, and non-profit organizations in a wide-range of fields including finance, information technology (including insurance IT, SAP, financial risk management IT, open source technologies), hospitality, healthcare analytics, and education, among others. She has also defended individuals facing removal, successfully litigating before the Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Her clients have benefited from her extensive experience with various forms of humanitarian relief including T visas for trafficking victims, U visas for crime victims, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) relief for battered spouses, parents and children, as well as asylum, withholding of removal, waivers, and prosecutorial discretion. Ms. Jaïdi has also helped U.S. citizens and green card holders sponsor family members and navigate the complexities of consular processing. She is proud to have assisted so many of her clients from the earliest stages of their immigration journey through to their swearing-in as U.S. citizens.
Ms. Jaïdi is committed to sharing and further sharpening her legal knowledge through presentations, writing, teaching and mentoring. She was a speaker at American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 2013 National Conference and at the AILA NY Chapter 2010 conference. She has authored articles and a book chapter for AILA publications, in addition to shorter pieces on a full range of immigration law topics. Ms. Jaïdi mentors and provides technical assistance to attorneys at private firms, nonprofit organizations, as well as to AILA members. She has led trainings on T & U Visas, the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, naturalization, immigration alternatives for children, and has provided “Know Your Rights” trainings. She has also provided training for non-lawyers, including teaching a survey course of immigration law for paralegals.
Previously, Ms. Jaïdi practiced immigration law as an Associate at Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, PLLC, and at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, where she also served as the first Fragomen Fellow at the New York City Bar Justice Center. She was a Staff Attorney at the Urban Justice Center in New York, and developed her knowledge of criminal law as a Staff Attorney at the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan.
Ms. Jaïdi is admitted to practice in New York. She is a member of AILA, and serves on the NY AILA District Director Liaison Committee. Ms. Jaidi received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law and was awarded the Dores McCree Award for Service to the Law School Community. She received her M.A. from Stanford University and her B.A. cum laude from Harvard University. She is proficient in French and learning Spanish.