Jill Marie Bussey
Bussey is Director of Advocacy with CLINIC. She works with the Executive Director and senior staff to develop policy recommendations and designs, evaluates and executes strategies to promote the dignity and protect the rights of immigrants. She joined CLINIC in April 2015 as an Advocacy Attorney, working closely with CLINIC affiliates and coalition partners to monitor the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, identify and address individual and systemic problems with application processing, and research and develop policy and advocacy recommendations.
Bussey has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of immigration and earned her Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in business law, cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law and her bachelor’s degree in law and society from American University. She was in private practice prior to joining CLINIC.
She is also actively engaged in her community, serving as chair of the Howard County Consumer Protection Board, representing economically disadvantaged groups in Maryland.