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Cleveland IJ Alison Brown issues remarkable false claim / unlawful voting victory

Hats off to superlitigator Andres C. Benach for this remarkable victory. Matter of X-, Sept. 22, 2011 .

Benach Ragland Welcomes Dree Collopy as Partner

"Benach Ragland is proud to announce that Dree K. Collopy has joined the firm as a Partner. By adding Dree, the firm enhances its focus on innovative and creative removal defense and litigation. In addition, Dree’s arrival at the firm is a bit of a family reunion, as Andres Benach...

Mo Betta Greta

" FOBR (Friend of Benach Ragland) Erich Straub wrote a strong response to the nonsense spouted by Fox News talking head Greta Van Susteren , who waded into water over her head when she penned an op-ed stating that lawyers who helped DREAMers file applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

How Bob Dylan Helped me Understand the Dream 9: Andres Benach

Andres Benach writes: "The Dream 9 have shown courage in seeking to expose the dark underbelly of immigration reform- what is actually done, what has been left out. They fit within a great American tradition of civil disobedience against unjust laws. The reaction of the power structure has been...

An All-American Love Story: Fast-Track Citizenship

"On October 17, 2013, Alan Attoof Baba became a citizen of the United States. A native of Iraq, Alan obtained his Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status in 2011 through the Department of State’s Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program . Alan served the U.S. Government in Iraq as a Media &...

New Common Sense Rules on Material Support for Terrorism Bars

"Predictably, many have used these common sense rules to accuse the administration of aiding terrorists. This is pure demagoguery. The administration has pushed the “war on terror” to new limits with the aggressive use of drones and targeted killings. Like DACA, the new rules allow the...

Asylum: It Should Not Be This Hard - Pro Bono Victory in Artesia

Andres Benach writes : "At a time of year when we honor togetherness and fresh starts, we are comforted to know that Benach Ragland clients, Kira and her four-year-old son Ricky, have finally been granted asylum and are reunited with their husband/father, Andre, here in the United States.* This...

CBP Claims 3-Year-Old Came to U.S. 'To Look for Work'

"Last summer, at a United States Border Patrol station along the U.S.-Mexico border, a parade of Border Patrol agents interviewed Y-F-. Addressing Y-F- directly in Spanish, a government agent told Y-F- that "I am an officer of the United States Department of Homeland Security." He informed...

Public Records Show CBP-Created 'Statements' Not Reliable - AILA Amicus Brief

"AILA filed an amicus brief in a case arising from an asylum grant in Artesia. The DHS appealed the grant arguing that the respondent was not credible because her merits testimony contradicted prior border statements and credible fear statements. AILA took the position that the BIA should adopt...

Ava Benach, Immigration Law Expert, Tells Her Story

Luke Vincett, Dec. 18, 2015 - "When you listen to Ava talk about her clients there is compassion audible in every syllable and a level of empathy for their story that is rare to find. Not only does she want to help them remain in the country, she wants them to feel cared for. By offering warmth...

How to Protect Yourself in Case of an ICE Raid in Your Home

Ava Benach, Dec. 28, 2015 - "Happy New Year! Have an ICE raid! By now, everyone has heard that the Obama administration plans to celebrate the new year by rounding up families and removing them to Central Americ a. The administration hopes that the images of Central American families coming off...