Austin’s Young Leaders Must Stand Up for Incarcerated Children
201905.16
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Austin’s Young Leaders Must Stand Up for Incarcerated Children

The 21st Annual Austin Under 40 Awards ceremony will take place downtown on Saturday, May 18.Nominees (including the four of us) will gather with other community leaders at a black-tie dinner hosted by Young Women’s Alliance and the Young Men’s Business League to celebrate Austin’s emerging professionals and their mentors. We are deeply honored by…

201811.15
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Facebook Live: Fianzas y Arrestos

by on November 15, 2018 in Blog, Espanol

Hoy la abogada Kate y Roxana, su asistente, hablan sobre qué pasa cuando alguien es arrestado por inmigración, como pueden obtener una fianza y cuál es el alivio migratorio más común para alguien que está en proceso de deportación. Deje su pregunta abajo o llame al (855) 502-0555.

201811.15
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Facebook Live: Separacion de Familias

by on November 15, 2018 in Blog, Espanol

Hoy la abogada Kate y su asistente Roxana hablan sobre lo que está pasando en la frontera con la separación de familias inmigrantes. En este momento nuestra oficina está dando consultas gratis a familias afectadas por esta nueva póliza. Para cualquier pregunta o para programar una cita pueden llamar al (855) 502-0555.

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…

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…

Guest Post: The Dual Citizenship Guidelines and the difference with a Second Passport
201803.14
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Guest Post: The Dual Citizenship Guidelines and the difference with a Second Passport

by on March 14, 2018 in Blog, English

Guest Post provided by courtesy of Rapid Passport. Click here for more info.  The concept of Dual or Second Citizenship is ideal for individuals looking for business opportunities and international mobility in their quest to be successful. This is not just because it allows them to gain access to two social service systems and two…

201704.14
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Julie Flanders Speaks at Poverty Law Conference 2017

by on April 14, 2017 in Blog, English

Our very own Austin immigration attorney, Julie Flanders, spoke at the Poverty Law Conference in Houston this year. The Conference provides essential legal training for attorneys that work with low-income Texans. Notable presenters that joined Julie included: Jennifer Hixon, Director of CASA RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services), Manoj Govindaiah, Director…

DHS Memos on Immigration Executive Orders
201702.20
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DHS Memos on Immigration Executive Orders

by on February 20, 2017 in Blog, English

DHS memos implementing the Executive Orders on immigration have been signed. My understanding is that they are final but not published. They do what we feared: massively increase detention, apply mandatory detention to detained immigrants wherever possible, apply expedited removal (summary deportation with no judicial review) across the board, and deputize local law enforcement agencies…

Valentine’s Day 2017
201702.17
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Valentine’s Day 2017

by on February 17, 2017 in Blog, English

This February 14th we celebrate a client that was recommended for citizenship. Love always wins! If you or a loved one need help with your immigration case, please call (855) 502-0555 to speak with Austin immigration attorney, Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch.

201702.09
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Phone Bank!

by on February 9, 2017 in Blog, English

Austin immigration attorney Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch joins Univision in Austin for a phone bank. La abogada de inmigración de Austin, Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch se junta con Univision en Austin para un banco de llamadas.

Breaking News: RAICES is in need of volunteers in San Antonio to help with family detention releases!
201612.05
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Breaking News: RAICES is in need of volunteers in San Antonio to help with family detention releases!

by on December 5, 2016 in Blog, English

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mass Releases from Family Detention after Texas Court Blocks Childcare Licenses of Family Detention Centers Statement from Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services San Antonio, TX —  Over the weekend, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hurriedly released over 460 mothers and children from Karnes and Dilley Family Detention Center to…

End mass incarceration of refugees in Texas
201609.14
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End mass incarceration of refugees in Texas

by on September 14, 2016 in Blog, English

Denise Gilman was my professor at University of Texas school of law, where she also serves as Director of the Immigration Clinic, and Im proud to be the Austin immigration attorney I am today in great part because of her. Refugees seek asylum from violence and persecution from their home countries. It is unfathomable that we…

June Phone Bank
201606.10
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June Phone Bank

by on June 10, 2016 in Blog, English

Austin’s favorite immigration attorney and team has teamed up with Telemundo Austin once again to answer your questions on immigration on the phone in a program called El Poder de Saber!  (Translation: The Power of Knowing) Nos hemos juntado con Telemundo Austin para hacer banco de llamadas y contestar sus preguntas sobre inmigracion en un…

America’s Prisons for Refugees by Jack Craver
201604.26
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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
201604.22
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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
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…