Date : July 07 2017

Date : July 07 2017

Date : July 07 2017

Celebrating My Five Year Anniversary

This month, I am celebrating the five year anniversary of my immigration law firm, as well as my third consecutive year of being selected to the Super Lawyers’ California Rising Stars lists, which includes no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state.

More than fifteen years ago — just after 9/11 and before the announcement of the “Special Registration” program — I declined an offer of admission to a PhD program to focus my time and energy on working with immigrants. It is a decision I have never regretted. As an immigrant myself — who regularly contemplates the distance of 7,315 miles from my homeland — the strength and resilience of my clients motivates me to continue this work. Whether applying for asylum, citizenship or immigrating a family member, every day, I am honored to spend my time with individuals who are willing to share with me their most personal accounts of love, joy, fear, pain, persecution and torture.

This anniversary would not have been possible without the confidence of my clients, and the support of my family, friends and colleagues who trust me by either making referrals to me or by hiring me to represent them in their own legal matters. Thank you to everyone who made the last five years possible. I look forward to continuing in the years to come.

Quiet Implementation of the Travel Ban: A Story in Djibouti

As legal challenges to the travel ban continue in lower courts, the U.S. Supreme Court decided–on December 4, 2017–to allow the most recent (third) travel ban to be fully implemented until litigation is completed. The restrictions previously put in place by federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland, i.e., that the...

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December 28 2017

Celebrating My Five Year Anniversary

This month, I am celebrating the five year anniversary of my immigration law firm, as well as my third consecutive year of being selected to the Super Lawyers’ California Rising Stars lists, which includes no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state. More than fifteen years ago...

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July 07 2017

Choose your immigration attorney wisely

As an immigration attorney, I spend a lot of time with people who have experienced significant hardships in their lives - anything from heartbreak to abuse to torture. But I want to draw attention to the misfortune of those immigrants who select an unscrupulous attorney. I’m not talking about attorneys...

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May 18 2017

UPDATED: The Executive Order in Plain English

The Executive Order relating to refugees and individuals from Muslim-majority countries was signed on Friday afternoon. While there are still many unanswered questions (and more raised every hour), some of the major points are as follows: Effective upon the signing of the Order, entry to the U.S. by most immigrants and nonimmigrants from...

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February 01 2017

The Executive Order in Plain English

Please refer to the updated version of this blog post! The Executive Order relating to refugees and individuals from Muslim-majority countries was signed yesterday afternoon. While there are still many unanswered questions, some of the major points are as follows: Effective immediately, entry to the U.S. by most immigrants and...

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January 28 2017

Today’s Executive Order: The Basics

This morning, the new Executive Order relating to refugees and individuals from Muslim-majority countries was signed. Here are the basics of that Order: 1. The Order is effective at 12:01 A.M., Eastern Standard Time, on March 16, 2017 and the previous order will be rescinded on that date. 2. Individuals...

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March 06 2017

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