Victims of Severe Domestic Violence and Asylum

Over the years, there has been a battle over whether victims of severe domestic violence abroad have asylum claims here in the USA.  The battle began with Matter of R-A-, where a Guatemalan woman who suffered over ten years of violence at the hands of her husband, escaped to the USA and filed asylum.  The respondent’s asylum claim lingered for many years in the USA, bouncing between the immigration courts, the BIA and even the Attorney...

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Crisis at the Border

Over the last few months, the southern border of the USA has been flooded with unaccompanied minor children and young families from Central America.  The minor children and families (primarily made up of mothers with young children) are being held at detention centers on the southern border, with the most notorious located in Artesia, New Mexico. The children and families are being placed into removal (deportation) proceedings on the...

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The Ashtabula Multi-Cultural Festival-2014!

The nearby town of Ashtabula, Ohio hosted the Ashtabula Multi-Cultural Festival on July 26 and 27, 2014, which was a great success!  Not only were there fantastic cultural performances, ranging from the Lenape Nation to Argentine tango  to Hawaiian dancers, but wonderful snacks and drinks.  It is always wonderful to see a community come together and embrace all of its diverse members, truly opening welcome arms to all! I had the opportunity to...

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Our First Blog Post!

Focusing on U.S. immigration law, including family, employment, humanitarian immigration, as well as representing clients at immigration court proceedings.

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