Moms and Children in Jail Need Us
201604.05
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Moms and Children in Jail Need Us

by on April 5, 2016 in Blog, english

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…

201603.16
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Nora Goes to Court

by on March 16, 2016 in Blog, english, espanol

It might surprise you to hear that immigrants are not given free legal representation in court — even if they are children.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently sued the Justice Department regarding the issue of no representation for children.  During a deposition in the lawsuit, Immigration Judge Jack Weil claimed that children as young as…

Barbara Hines on Family Detention Centers
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Barbara Hines on Family Detention Centers

We’ve said once and we’ll say it again: Detention centers are not suitable for people escaping crime and violence. Barbara Hines makes several great points about family detention and the options we have as more humane alternatives. Kate studied and worked alongside Barbara Hines before forming her own private practice as one of Austin’s most…

Amplify Austin Texas 2016
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Amplify Austin Texas 2016

by on February 29, 2016 in Blog, english, event

Amplify Austin takes place city-wide for a day of giving in an effort to support local non-profit organizations thrive, such as Casa Marianella. I love this organization because of its mission and its heart, and I hope you will join me in giving to them in March. Casa Marianella is an invaluable resource for homeless…

201602.01
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American Heart Association – Go Red for Women

by on February 1, 2016 in Blog, english, espanol

The Go Red for Women campaign, founded by the American Heart Association, aims to spend awareness of the fact that women’s number one killer is heart disease. Most importantly, its purpose serves to motivate all women to become proactive in the improvement and maintenance of their cardiovascular health. Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch (and her daughter Nora!) participated in…

201601.15
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PETITION: Immigrant Mother Affected by ICE Raid Suffering Seizures – Help get her released!

An immigrant mother who has been affected by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation raids earlier this month has suffered three seizures at the Dilley Center since her detainment in a raid that took place in Atlanta. This mother’s health continued to deteriorate as demonstrated by the fourth seizure she suffered yesterday afternoon. Immigrant families…

201601.06
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Help Stop Raids at Family Detention Centers

The Department of Homeland Security, under the direction of Secretary Jeh Johnson, began its operation focused on the immediate removal of undocumented immigrants and their families, the majority of which are seeking asylum from persecution. The deportation raids this weekend yielded over 100 adults and children that were arrested and sent to family detention centers…

201512.14
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A Day In the Life: Refugees and Their Stories

American Gateways is an inspiring non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal aid and representation to immigrants and asylum-seekers. Below are a few of the stories from refugees American Gateways has helped — if you would like to contribute to their mission, visit http://www.americangateways.org/. Maria: Central America Maria traveled alone – confronting the risk of kidnapping and…

201512.02
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It’s Time To Be Heard Again!

by on December 2, 2015 in Blog, english, espanol

Tell Texas: Detention centers are not child care facilities! On November 20, 2015, state District Judge Karin Crump of Travis County ruled that Texas may not claim an “emergency” to expedite the licensing of two private detention centers holding immigrant families. This move was an attempted workaround to a federal district judge’s ruling in July that…

201511.25
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Join AILA in Protecting Syrian Refugees

by on November 25, 2015 in Blog, english, espanol

AILA.ORG — As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Syrian refugees are still fleeing and in need of protection worldwide. Since its founding, our nations has given refuge to those fleeing persecution. But now, many want to bar all Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering into the United States. As early as December 2, the Senate may…

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

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

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, english, espanol

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, english, espanol

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, english, espanol, 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

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, english, espanol

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, english, espanol

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, english

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…

201508.11
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Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch

Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch is  to practice immigration law because she works with wonderful clients who are experiencing significant and emotional life changes.  Kate enjoys celebrating with her clients when they achieve their immigration goals, such as obtaining citizenship or the right to live and work in the US, and she also has great compassion for how…

Gang-Related Asylum Cases
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Gang-Related Asylum Cases

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…