How A Child Moves Through A Broken Immigration System
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How A Child Moves Through A Broken Immigration System

by on June 22, 2018 in Blog

—– EMILY DREYFUSS AND ISSIE LAPOWSKY —- AS AN IMMIGRATION attorney working along the US-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, Carlos García says he’s seen “a lot of sad stuff” over the years. But what he encountered at the McAllen federal courthouse Tuesday left him lost for words. “You walk into the courtroom and there are 90 people waiting to be…

We are in an emergency
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We are in an emergency

by on June 20, 2018 in Blog

I imagine this is what it feels like to be an emergency responder – a highway patrolman on the scene of an accident, a firefighter, or an emergency room nurse. You are aware that chaos and suffering surround you, but you put your head down and focus on the task at hand. You know that…

Asylum Decision is A Nail In The Coffin
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Asylum Decision is A Nail In The Coffin

by on June 15, 2018 in Blog

Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, who has practiced immigration law in Austin for around a decade, calls Sessions’ decision “a nail in the coffin.” She worries asylum cases won’t make it past the first step, which is what’s called a credible fear interview. “So asylum officers are going to take this decision by the attorney general and they’re…

The Lowest Moment In My Career
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The Lowest Moment In My Career

by on June 8, 2018 in Blog

Yesterday, I met with a mother whose 5-year-old son was literally pulled out of her arms by a Border Patrol Offier while she and her son cried and begged for him not to be taken. She is an asylum seeker who fled death threats in her country. She has not seen or spoken to her…

USCIS to Begin Using More Secure Mail Delivery Service
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USCIS to Begin Using More Secure Mail Delivery Service

by on May 7, 2018 in Blog

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the agency will begin phasing in use of the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery service to mail Green Cards and other secure documents beginning April 30, 2018. The first phase will affect documents that need to be re-mailed because they have been…

GIVING CITY: $750,000 in funding cut for immigrant legal assistance (Statesman)
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GIVING CITY: $750,000 in funding cut for immigrant legal assistance (Statesman)

by on April 20, 2018 in Blog

An Austin nonprofit will struggle to offer its legal assistance program to immigrant detainees after the Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it would halt millions in grant funding. Rebecca Lightsey, executive director of American Gateways, the nonprofit that provides those services to three detention centers in Texas, calls the decision “almost unconscionable.” The programs…

Would You Pass the Green Card Marriage Interview?
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Would You Pass the Green Card Marriage Interview?

by on April 20, 2018 in Blog

Austin immigration attorney, Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, is quoted in the New York Times on a piece regarding Green Card Marriage Interviews. Check out the full article by following the link below. “’We have seen more scrutiny and more questions about marriage lately,’ said Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, an immigration lawyer in Austin.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/us/green-card-marriage-interview-test.html

We Are Hiring! Paralegal & Senior Attorney
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We Are Hiring! Paralegal & Senior Attorney

by on April 10, 2018 in Blog

PARALEGAL Dynamic immigration firm in Austin, Texas seeks a bilingual paralegal to handle our removal defense and humanitarian caseload.  Visit https://www.lincolngoldfinch.com/paralegal  for more information and to apply. Only applicants who follow instructions will be contacted. Applications received through this posting service will be disregarded. ATTORNEY Dynamic immigration firm in Austin, Texas seeks a bilingual Senior Associate to…