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ABA ProBAR Attorney Job in Harlingen, TX - Legal Orientation Program

"ProBAR 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 immigration detainees in South Texas. This position is based in Harlingen...

USCIS relents: original I-797s to be sent to attorney, acc. rep.

" 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 scheduled a stakeholder meeting, gained an...

Attorney, Anti-Trafficking Program, Brooklyn

"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 physical, sexual and/or psychological abuse...

THE ETHICAL ROLE OF THE ATTORNEY UNDER ALABAMA'S ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAW

" What 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 .

WDA Hiring Immigration Project Resource Attorney

"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 in WDA’s Seattle office and requires some...

Cal. Sup. Ct. Considering Undocumented Bar Applicant

"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" on an undocumented immigrant's ability...

Florida Supreme Court Punts on Licensure for DACA Lawyer

" 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 observers, did not appear to be an actual rejection...

Chicago Woman Indicted for Posing as Immigration Attorney

"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 she was an immigration attorney, and that her...

Bar Exam Passed, Immigrant Still Can’t Practice Law

"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 with a State Supreme Court judge, a Brooklyn district...

North Dakota Immigration Attorney Suspended: In re Howe

"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 $8,871.34 in costs of the disciplinary proceedings and...

Judge Orders Attorney Access to Refugee Kids in Arizona Immigration Jail

"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 been apprehended along the United States border...

Immigration Judge Won’t Delay Hearing For Lawyer’s Maternity Leave, Then Berates Her For Bringing Baby To Court

"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 to court. As soon as Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle agreed...

ICE OPLA Attorney DC Job Openings

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 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, May 21, 2015...

Ex-ICE attorney Jonathan Love sentenced to prison for falsifying document in immigration case

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 year of supervised release, and a 10-year ban on...