Abby Anna Batko-Taylor is an Immigration Judge with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, based in the Washington, D.C. area. Abby Anna graduated with a joint degree from the School of Social Work and then worked for two years with Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (VLS) to expand its capacity to provide free civil legal services to low-income Spanish-speaking immigrants, focusing on communities in southeast Travis County. Her work was funded by a Texas Law Julius Glickman Fellowship in Public Interest Law. From 2017 to 2022, she was a staff attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid's immigration team. She worked with survivors of violence to prepare affirmative applications and represented clients in removal proceedings.
As a law student, Abby Anna participated in the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic, the Mediation Clinic, and the Immigration Clinic. She interned with ProBAR in Harlingen, and in Austin with Catholic Charities, American Gateways, and the Travis County Mental Health Public Defender. She was a Rapoport Center Human Rights Scholar, Justice Center Public Service Scholar, and president of the Human Rights Law Society.