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Assistant Director Office of Immigration Program Evaluation

Ms. Trickler-McNulty is an attorney with extensive experience at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and in the public sector. Ms. Trickler-McNulty previously served at ICE as the Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Detention Policy and Planning, and as a Deputy Assistant Director within the Enforcement and Removal Operations Custody Management Division. Prior to her work at ICE, she was a Deputy Director for Compliance with the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL). While at ICE, in 2016, she received the Secretary’s Award for Unity of Effort related to her work on detention reform. In 2012 and 2013, she received awards from CRCL.

Most recently, Ms. Trickler-McNulty served as a Regional Director for Legal Services at Kids in Need of Defense where she oversaw the provision of direct legal services to unaccompanied children. Prior to joining DHS, Ms. Trickler-McNulty served at the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration where she focused on legal access for individuals in immigration detention. Ms. Trickler-McNulty has also served as a private practice immigration attorney in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Trickler-McNulty earned a Juris Doctor degree from the American University, Washington College of Law in 2005. Before attending law school, she participated in the AmeriCorps program providing social services assistance to refugee women and girls. Ms. Trickler-McNulty received a Bachelor of Science degree from Emerson College. She is a member of the Virginia bar.

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Assistant Director Office of Immigration Program Evaluation
Claire Trickler-McNulty
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