Director, Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project
Jason Hernandez
Camden Campus
Campus Office
(856) 225-2302
  • Biography
  • Expertise

Jason manages Rutgers’ free and confidential campus-based immigration legal service that provides advice, counsel, and direct representation to students currently enrolled throughout the university system. RICAP advocates for and aims to empower the immigrant community through educational presentations, community engagement programs, and legal advisories. As a campus resource, RICAP provides subject matter expertise and advises campus leadership on the ever-shifting federal and state immigration law and policy landscape.

Jason is a 2011 graduate of Beasley School of Law at Temple University. He joined Rutgers Law School in August 2017, hired as an Immigrant Rights Attorney to found the Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project (RICAP). Prior to that, Jason was Director of the Asylee Outreach Project at HIAS Pennsylvania, a refugee resettlement and immigration legal services nonprofit organization in Philadelphia. He has also served as co-chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, connecting Delaware Valley residents to free legal services.  Jason received his BA in Philosophy with a minor in Anthropology from The College of the Holy Cross, and participated in a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps prior to moving to Philadelphia in 2008.

  • Immigrant Rights
  • Immigration Law
  • Interviewing/Counseling
  • Refugee Law