Laura Peña, June 27, 2018 - "My face turned beet red when the immigration judge demanded I explain why a six-month old baby was being called to appear separately from his mother in a removal hearing. Though the mother was physically in the...
"Cesar Vargas seemed to have checked all the right boxes in his quest to become a lawyer in New York State. He made honors at both college and law school in New York City, his home since coming to the United States from Mexico at age 5. He interned...
"On July 10, 2014, prompted by the government’s initial response to the large influx of unaccompanied alien children6 (“unaccompanied children” or “UAC”) and families – many from El Salvador – who have recently...
ICE, Apr 20, 2016 - "A former attorney for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) who used a falsified document in an immigration proceeding, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 30 days in prison, 100 hours of community service, one...
is the role of the attorney in advising non-citizens who may be
committing crimes in Alabama by virtue of simply being alive in Alabama?" - Cyrus D. Mehta, Nov. 11, 2011 .
"An attorney on maternal leave was denied her request to postpone an immigration hearing in Atlanta, and had to litigate with her baby strapped to her chest. Then, she was berated by the judge, who refused to delay the hearing, for bringing her child...
"Maricela Haro had an elaborate strategy for finding vulnerable immigrants and scamming them out of thousands of dollars.
Some of Haro’s victims say her scheme revolved around winning their trust. It went like this: She falsely claimed that...
" An undocumented immigrant who applied for a law license in Florida cannot be admitted to the bar, the State Supreme Court said Thursday in a case being watched closely by both sides of the immigration debate. But the decision, according to legal...
"When the state Supreme Court asked for briefing on whether an undocumented immigrant can be admitted as a lawyer in California, it didn't ask simple questions. ... [T]he court also asked for briefing on any "legal and public policy limitations"...
seeks to hire a Legal Orientation Program (LOP) Attorney to provide
group and individual legal rights presentations, coordinate pro bono
representation, and engage in limited direct representation on behalf of
Job Title: General Attorney (Immigration Law and Practice Division)
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Job Announcement Number:OPLA-ILPD-1408074-WJ
SALARY RANGE: $63,722.00 to $139,523.00...
"WDA seeks a full-time immigration resource attorney to join WDAIP staff.
The position is funded for one year beginning July 1, 2012, and WDA is
committed to seeking additional full-time funding to continue the
position. The position is based...
"Using an intensive case management model
and human rights based approach, Safe Horizon operates a comprehensive,
community-focused social and legal services program for survivors of
human trafficking, many of whom have experienced and witnessed...
" A year
ago, USCIS initiated an internal system change that altered where we
send receipt notices (I-797). Last month, when the change went into
effect, we heard from stakeholders that this change had an unintended
negative external impact...
"We conclude clear and convincing evidence establishes Howe violated N.D.R. Prof. Conduct 1.1, competence; 1.3, diligence; and 1.4, communication. We order that Howe be suspended from the practice of law for six months and one day, that he pay $8...