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2013-2014 Immigration Law Section Preview

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The Immigration Law Section will hit the ground running this fall with a number of great programs and a committee change in the works. 

Join Us…
Renowned journalist and author Joe Schlesinger will join us at the BBA on Monday, September 16th to speak about his experiences as a member of the foreign press covering international conflicts and the importance of humanitarian responses in times of crisis.  Click here to RSVP.

Looking Ahead…
On Tuesday, October 1st, the Section will present its first CLE Program of the year, addressing The EB-5 Investor Visa Program - Issues that Arise in Immigration, Tax, and Business Law.  Register now to reserve your seat.

Pro Bono & Asylum…
Following an informative and engaging April 2013 CLE program that provided in-depth instruction for how to handle Asylum cases from application to appeal, the Immigration Section’s Asylum Committee will merge with its Pro Bono Committee.  This new, combined Pro Bono and Asylum Committee will work to provide pro bono opportunities in all areas of immigration practice, with a targeted focus on Asylum cases. 

Questions? Learn more on the Section webpage.

Introducing the 2013-2014 Section Co-Chairs


George Lester
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP



John J. Gallini
Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC

 


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.

    Contact Information

    Ani E. Ajemian

    Goulston & Storrs PC

    (617) 574-3542

    Amanda Ekey

    Joyce & Associates, P.C.

    (617) 523-1500

  • 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.
  • 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.

    Contact Information

    Melissa Bordeaux

    Law Office of Adrienne J. Vaughan, LLC

  • 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

    Veronica Serrato

    Greater Boston Citizenship Initiative

    (617) 428-3775

  • 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

    Jessica Chicco

    Boston College Law School

    Emma C. Winger

    Committee for Public Counsel Services - Malden

    (781) 338-0825

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