201510.28
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Immigrant Mothers Required To Wear Ankle Bracelets as part of ATD

by on October 28, 2015 in asylum, Blog, family detention

Remember if you or a loved one need help with your immigration case, please call Austin immigration attorney, Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch today.  Immigrant mothers seeking asylum from harsh conditions in their countries of origin are now being required to wear ankle monitors as part of an immigration reinforcement policy set by ICE, known as “alternative detention,”…

201510.23
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Family Detention Center in Pennsylvania Faces Likely Shutdown In Major Victory for Immigrants

by on October 23, 2015 in Blog, family detention, Press release

PA Dept of Human Services Sends Letter Questioning Berks County Center’s License to Detain Children Leesport, Pennsylvania (10/22/15)—Today, in a major blow to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) practice of detaining children and families, and a remarkable victory for immigrants in Pennsylvania and across the country, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PA DHS) issued…

201510.23
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Released Immigrant Families May Soon Relocate To An Area Near You. Can You Help?

by on October 23, 2015 in asylum, Blog, family detention

ASISTA is an organization dedicated to helping immigrant families that have survived domestic violence and sexual assault. Through education and counseling programs, ASISTA provides technical assistance for advocates and attorneys who face tremendous obstacles when dealing with immigration law. “Immigrants are entitled to justice, including in the areas of domestic abuse or sexual assault. All…

201510.21
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Urgent Action Needed: Stop Texas DFPS From Licensing Family Detention Centers

by on October 21, 2015 in Blog

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services may soon license family detention centers and we need your help to stop it. These prison-like facilities are unfit to provide fundamental childcare and their conditions are in direct violation of a 1997 court settlement (Flores V. Reno), which defines the standards for the detention, release, and treatment of…

201510.16
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End Family Detention

by on October 16, 2015 in Blog

Many families that immigrate to Texas end up in family detention. These facilities are not suitable for childcare, and it is inappropriate that they be treated as if they were criminals. Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch works with other Austin immigration lawyers to ensure everyone receives the legal help they need. Join the DC-MD-VA Coalition in Support of…

201510.12
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CLE Luncheon with Ben Cunningham: October 22nd

by on October 12, 2015 in Blog, event

Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch invites lawyers to attend the Solo & Small Firm Section CLE Luncheon on October 22nd. The CLE will be a presentation by nationally recognized, attorney-mediator Ben Cunningham of Lakeside Mediation Center –  “Optimizing Success for Your Clients In Mediation.” Please attend the luncheon as my guest and check the section out. I believe you will enjoy…

201510.09
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Pilgrimage for Immigrant Families: November 19-21

by on October 9, 2015 in asylum, Blog

This year marks the one year anniversary of President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Join Austin immigration lawyer Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch & thousands of immigrant families on their three day pilgrimage to ask Gov. Greg Abott to address his opposition to progressive immigration reform. The event, hosted by Workers Defense Project, takes place from November 19…

UT Law CLE Conference 2015
201510.07
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UT Law CLE Conference 2015

by on October 7, 2015 in Blog

Austin Immigration Attorney Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch attends 39th Annual UT Law CLE Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law to speak about family detention and immigration law. The conference gathered nationally recognized experts including, Margaret D. Stock, Ira J. Kurzbahn and Ron Klasko to discuss the latest developments in immigration law practice. Kate spoke about the history of family detention, the current state…

Citizenship Drive: October 3rd
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Citizenship Drive: October 3rd

by on September 28, 2015 in Blog

Austin Immigration Attorney Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch will be helping eligible permanent residents fill out their naturalization application at Education Austin’s Citizenship Drive this Saturday, October 3, at Allan Elementary School. Univision, NALEO, and AFL-CIO have also partnered with Education Austin to produce this event. Education Austin requires that all those interested in filling out a naturalization…

Refugees in US Detention Centers
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Refugees in US Detention Centers

by on September 25, 2015 in asylum, Blog

Central American refugees fleeing violence in their states have found trouble at the border for seeking asylum. Immigrants in the above video explain that it would be safer for themselves as well as for their families to reside in the US. Unfortunately, the current political climate on immigration in the US has left little room…

Gang-Related Asylum Cases
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Gang-Related Asylum Cases

by on June 1, 2015 in asylum, Blog

Gang-Related Asylum Cases in the United States This page serves as a resource for attorneys and advocates representing asylum applicants fleeing persecution from violent criminal gangs. Refugees Fleeing Gang Violence An increasing number of persons from Central America are applying for asylum in the United States based on the persecution they suffered after being targeted…