Tuyet Duong

Senior Advisor 

Tuyet G. Duong serves as a Senior Advisor for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She leads the Initiative’s public private partnership and immigration work.  She has over 9 years of experience in the government and nonprofit sector on human rights, civil rights, and immigration policy. Previously, she served as a Policy Advisor at the Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties for three years, where she worked on immigration benefits issues, border policy, language access, detention reform, and emergency response issues. Before that, Ms. Duong was the Senior Staff Attorney for the Immigration and Immigrant Rights Program with the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC).  For two years, Ms. Duong also provided immigration legal assistance for a national ethnic nonprofit, BPSOS, Inc., in Houston, Texas, representing torture survivors and survivors of trafficking and domestic violence. Ms. Duong previously clerked at the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review in Los Angeles, California and at the Texas Civil Rights Project. Ms. Duong has also authored pamphlets on language access and disaster and an article on family immigration in the Asian American Policy Review of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  She holds a J.D. from the University of Texas Law School and also a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas.


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