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,…

My Meeting With President Bush
201904.04
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My Meeting With President Bush

Two weeks ago, I was honored to be invited to a roundtable immigration policy discussion at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas. The discussion centered around immigrant contributions to the United States and the need for common sense immigration reform that responds to the needs of the American economy and industry. My role was…

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.

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…

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…

A New Life Awaits You In Austin
201804.06
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A New Life Awaits You In Austin

by on April 6, 2018 in Blog, English

Are you immigrating to the United States or planning a move from one state to another and considering a move to beautiful Austin, Texas? If so, there are some things you need to know about life in Austin that will help make your transition go a little smoother. It can take several weeks for property…

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…

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.

201611.09
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I love you and I am with you.

by on November 9, 2016 in Blog, English

Dear friends and clients, I know we are all reeling from the election results. Understandably, you are looking to your attorney for reassurance about your future and your family’s future. I am here for you and want you to have this information.  I will continue to fight for you. I cannot explain why Donald Trump…

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…

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

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…

Amplify Austin Texas 2016
201602.29
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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…