Happy Mother’s Day
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Happy Mother’s Day

by on May 8, 2016 in Blog

“Madre hay solo una, no la ames en pasado o futuro. Ámala en presente.” – Pedro Pantoja Santiago Feliz de las Madres de mi familia a ustedes! Yo estare con mi pequeña. (Translation: “There is only one mother, so do not love her in the past or future. Love her in the present.”) Happy Mother’s…

Another Successful DACA Clinic!
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Another Successful DACA Clinic!

by on May 7, 2016 in Blog

 If you or a loved one believe you may qualify for DACA or DAPA, please contact Austin immigration lawyer as soon as possible.  I had the opportunity to help out with another DACA clinic recently. It was so successful and made my heart sing. Happy day! 

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Lawsuit: Grassroots Leadership v. Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services (Part II)

by on May 7, 2016 in Blog

When the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services granted a childcare license to Karnes County Residential Center, Grassroots Leadership quickly responded. And on Wednesday, a Texas Judge granted a temporary restraining order that prevents the Texas DFPS from licensing another such facility. More in the link below. La jueza estatal de distrito firmó el miércoles una…

TBT: Cinco De Mayo 2016
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TBT: Cinco De Mayo 2016

by on May 5, 2016 in Blog

Despues de un dia largo en el trabajo, que no se nos olvide la conmemoración de la Batalla de Puebla. Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Que siempre sigan luchando para superar las batallas de cada dia. Salud! After a long day at the office, let us not forget the Mexican army’s victory at the Battle of…

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Lawsuit: Grassroots Leadership vs. Texas Department of Family Services (Part I)

by on May 3, 2016 in Blog

Suit claims Texas Department of Family Services doesn’t have authority to license two family detention camps in South Texas By all reasonable measures, family detention camps are prisons. They are not childcare facilities,” said Bob Libal, Executive Director of Grassroots Leadership. Estoy de acuerdo con Bob Lidal -campos de detención de la familia no son…

Thank you.
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Thank you.

by on April 28, 2016 in Blog

Looking back helps us remember how far we have come together! Grateful for all the people we have been able to help. ‪ Viendo atras nos ayuda a recordar lo lejos que hemos llegado juntos! Agradecida por toda la gente que hemos podido ayudar hasta ahora.

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Event: Small Business Panel – May 17, 2016

by on April 26, 2016 in Blog, event

My friend Lauren Schoenbaum is co-hosting a fun event for small businesses on May 17th at Maggiano’s at the Domain. It will be great networking and also a chance to learn more about growing your business and avoiding common pitfalls. Please feel free to pass the invite on to your fellow entrepreneurial friends as well….

America’s Prisons for Refugees by Jack Craver
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America’s Prisons for Refugees by Jack Craver

by on April 26, 2016 in Blog

Jack Craver  Photos by AP Photo/Donna McWilliam and Jack Craver    We have drug dealers coming across, we have rapists, we have killers, we have murderers.” This is the slander against Latin American immigrants made famous by Donald Trump. Unfortunately, it is only a couple of words away from the truth. Murder and rape are…

Lecture at Austin Bar Association
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Lecture at Austin Bar Association

by on April 22, 2016 in Blog

There is so much going on behind the walls of family detention centers that the general public could not even fathom. Babies in prison onesies. Children wearing ankle monitors. Mothers on hunger strikes. It goes on. A big part of my work as an immigration lawyer in Austin is to educate more attorneys and advocates…

Moms and Children in Jail Need Us
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Moms and Children in Jail Need Us

by on April 5, 2016 in Blog

Right now there are about four hundred women and children detained in Karnes City, Texas.  They are asylum seekers, fleeing violence in Central America.  These women and children have no right to free legal representation and are required to go through a complicated and technical asylum screening process to determine whether they will be permitted…

Violence Against Women Panel at WE Con Austin 2016
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Violence Against Women Panel at WE Con Austin 2016

by on April 2, 2016 in Blog

WE Con es una Conferencia de la Atribución de Poder a Mujeres que se esfuerza a ser una comunidad para cualquier persona que se identifica como mujer, de todas edades, en cual donde pueden compartir ideas, consejos, sabiduría, y cultivar el poder de ellas mismas. Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, abogada de inmigración en Austin presento una lectura…