The Immigration Section draws enthusiastic, committed lawyers working in a wide range of legal environments and looking to expand their expertise on the complex, evolving issues confronting a successful immigration practice.

Immigration Committees

  • Asylum Committee
    This committee focuses on focuses on humanitarian forms of relief, such as asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention against Torture, TPS, VAWA, U and T visas, humanitarian parole.
  • Business Committee
    Examine issues relating to employer representation & compliance, labor certification (PERM), immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions (H-1B, L, TN etc.), and adjustment of status.

    Contact Information

    Brian J Coughlin

    Fletcher Tilton P.C.

    (508) 798-8621

    Mary E. Walsh

    Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C.

    (617) 482-1010

  • Family Committee
    This committee focuses on forms of relief that arise when a noncitizen is in removal proceedings; detention issues (Know Your Rights, release under bond, orders of supervision, credible fear interviews); and immigration consequences of crimes and post-conviction relief.
  • Immigration Public Service Committee
    This committee offers resources to assist BBA members to locate immigration-related pro bono opportunities in the Boston area and supports the efforts of local immigration legal services. Some of the projects we support include: asylum, KYRs to the detained population, VAWA, U and T visas, status for unaccompanied minors, TPS, and citizenship.

    Contact Information

    Iris Gomez

    Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

    (617) 357-0700

    Alexandra Peredo-Carroll

    Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

  • Removal Defense Committee
    This committee focuses on forms of relief that arise when a noncitizen is in removal proceedings; detention issues (Know Your Rights, release under bond, orders of supervision, credible fear interviews); and immigration consequences of crimes and post-conviction relief.

    Contact Information

    Ilir Kavaja

    Kavaja Law

    (617) 515-5545

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.