Ubaid ul-Haq is a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Division Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) District Court Section. His legal portfolio includes defending agency denials of benefits and naturalization applications and habeas corpus defense. Mr. Haq is also an officer and trial defense counsel in the U.S. Army Reserve’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Haq was an Assistant Chief Counsel with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office (ICE) of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA). He worked at a criminal detention facility in Pearsall, Texas and tried hundreds of removal cases involving individuals seeking asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under Article III of the U.N. Convention Against Torture, as well as those seeking adjustment of status and cancellation of removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Mr. Haq also briefly served as an Associate Legal Advisor at OPLA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., wherein he was a project manager responsible for legal sufficiency review of congressional inquiries related to ICE detention and removal policies.
Prior to working with the DHS, Mr. Haq was a student in WCL’s Law and Government Program where he earned a specialization in Immigration Law and Policy. While at WCL, Mr. Haq completed externships at both the OIL’s Appellate Division and at the DOJ Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). During law school, Mr. Haq worked as a law clerk at the Immigration Law Offices of Richard A. Hujber, P.A., in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Areas of Specialization
- Immigration Law
Degrees & Universities
- LL.M., American University Washington College of Law (Law & Government)
- J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
- B.A., University of Virginia