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Elisabeth S. "Lisa" Brodyaga, Immigration Law Giant, Dies at 80

October 29, 2021 (1 min read)

Where to begin.  Maybe with her legal briefs.  If you value clarity, power and concision, read her briefs.  Many immigration lawyers (especially those of my advanced age) knew Lisa and basically revered her.  She literally saved the lives of countless immigrants, and inspired a "Due Process Army" of immigration lawyers to keep fighting in the face of seemingly insuperable odds.  Please read Robert Kahn's detailed remembrance of Lisa here.  (More about Robert here and here.)  Here is a link to Carranza-De Salinas v. Holder, 700 F.3d 768 (5th Cir. 2012) and here is a link to the oral argument.  And here is a link to Lisa's Refugio.  Rest in power, my friend, my mentor.  Q.E.P.D.