Bassey is a Policy Advocate in the Advocacy section. She first joined CLINC’s Religious Immigration Services section as a Staff Attorney in October 2018, where she filed petitions to USCIS to help immigrants obtain religious worker status. Prior to joining CLINIC, Bassey worked for South Jersey Legal Services as a staff attorney, where she represented low-income communities in landlord/tenant, entitlement, Social Security and domestic violence issues. She first began work in immigration as an intern for HIAS, where she advocated for asylum seekers and others who were held in U.S. detention centers.
At CLINIC, Bassey will provide strategic advocacy services concerning issues related to asylum, naturalization, religious workers and immigrant survivors of violence. Bassey attended Delaware State University to complete her undergraduate degree and Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is a member of the New Jersey state bar. Bassey is a second generation immigrant, with parents from Ghana. She was born and raised in North Brunswick, N.J.