2015 Great Immigrants Recipient

Rabia Chaudry
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Rabia Chaudry, a lawyer and national security fellow at the New America Foundation, brought the case of her childhood friend, Adnan Syed, to the attention of Sarah Koenig, who featured him on the popular Serial podcast last year. Hoping to prove his innocence (he is currently incarcerated for murder), Chaudry is now host of a follow-up podcast called Undisclosed, which expands on Serial's coverage. She covers Syed's case on her blog, Split the Moon, and uses it as a platform to petition for a new trial and to raise money for his legal defense fund. Her legal practice focuses on federal immigration law, while her work at the New American Foundation centers on the inclusion of American Muslim communities in the realm of national security. Updated July 2015