202005.31
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Top Five Things To Avoid When You Want A Green Card

Austin Immigration Attorney Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch is live every Tuesday on Facebook! www.facebook.com/lincolngoldfinchlaw In this video, Kate discusses the top five things to avoid when you want a green card. Si necesitas ayuda en español, favor de llamar al (512) 599-8500 para hablar con un representante ahora! Nuestro canal también tiene esta información en español.

We’re Partners!
202005.22
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We’re Partners!

by on May 22, 2020 in Blog, English

I am thrilled to announce that Cori Hash will be joining me as partner at Lincoln-Goldfinch Law! Cori was inspired to become a lawyer after serving in the U.S. Peace Corps in Zimbabwe and observing the injustices and political unrest there. Before joining Lincoln-Goldfinch Law in 2018, she was the Managing Attorney of the Washington,…

Your Safety Is On Our Minds
202003.13
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Your Safety Is On Our Minds

by on March 13, 2020 in Blog, English

Dear friends and colleagues, At our firm, the mission is to Bring Peace to Immigrant Families.  That means always thinking about ways to keep the immigrant community safe and informed.  The Coronavirus is on all our minds and we’d like to talk about how to stay safe.  Lincoln Goldfinch Law is open and we are…

201912.18
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Something Worse Than Family Separations

by on December 18, 2019 in Blog, English

I didn’t think I’d ever see anything as cruel as the family separations of 2018.  Our collective anguish and horror over border patrol agents tearing children from their parents’ arms and vanishing them into a system without tracking who belonged to whom eventually created change.  Donald Trump reversed course after the public outcry last summer,…

Recent Asylum Policy Changes Explained
201910.01
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Recent Asylum Policy Changes Explained

by on October 1, 2019 in Blog, English

This article attempts to demystify all the recent asylum changes succinctly. It is hard to keep up right now, and I say that as a person who spends all day every day keeping up with Trump policy changes. I regularly have friends message and email me with questions about what is actually happening so they…

The EOIR System Is Broken
201909.06
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The EOIR System Is Broken

by on September 6, 2019 in Blog, English

Imagine a criminal court system where defendants have no right to counsel and just one-third of defendants are represented. In this imaginary court system, both the judges and the prosecutors are employees who report to the Attorney General and the President. The judges lack judicial independence and have no authority to grant continuances, place cases…

201907.22
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One Easy Way

by on July 22, 2019 in Blog, English

Dear friends and colleagues, It’s difficult to keep up these days with all the changes in policies affecting immigrants. At some point, it probably gets overwhelming and confusing so that each announcement feels less significant. For this reason, I have not issued a newsletter at each policy changed, preferring to share them on our firm…

How You Can Help
201906.21
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How You Can Help

by on June 21, 2019 in Blog, English

This is intended for my colleagues who have requested pro bono opportunities related to immigration law in Texas. For folks in Austin, please join me on one of my ongoing monthly trips to the Karnes Detention Center. I still need four volunteers for June. I have also included a list of other nonprofits in Texas…

201902.09
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Facebook Live: Tax Questions

by on February 9, 2019 in Blog, English

Austin immigration attorney, Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch hosts Facebook Live with tax preparer Steve Villegas and Rosy Doyle. Steve offers advice and answers some of the most frequently asked questions. They go over what all undocumented immigrants should know before filing taxes. As always, it is imperative that you consult with your attorney before filing any documents…

Facebook Live: Citizenship Process
201808.27
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Facebook Live: Citizenship Process

by on August 27, 2018 in Blog, English, Espanol

English and Spanish Video: Austin immigration attorney Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch and her assistant Roxana discuss the citizenship process. Our Lincoln-Goldfinch Law team joins us today answering citizenship questions and talking about the process from personal experience. La abogada de inmigracion en Austin Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch y su asistente Roxana hablan sobre el proceso de la ciudadania. El…

How A Child Moves Through A Broken Immigration System
201806.22
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How A Child Moves Through A Broken Immigration System

by on June 22, 2018 in Blog, English

—– 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
201806.20
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We Are In An Emergency

by on June 20, 2018 in Blog, English

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
201806.15
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Asylum Decision is A Nail In The Coffin

by on June 15, 2018 in Blog, English

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
201806.08
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The Lowest Moment In My Career

by on June 8, 2018 in Blog, English

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…

GIVING CITY: $750,000 in funding cut for immigrant legal assistance (Statesman)
201804.20
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GIVING CITY: $750,000 in funding cut for immigrant legal assistance (Statesman)

by on April 20, 2018 in Blog, English

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?
201804.20
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Would You Pass the Green Card Marriage Interview?

by on April 20, 2018 in Blog, English

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