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: 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…

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…

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

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…

All-Immigrant Resource Fair 2018
201803.20
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All-Immigrant Resource Fair 2018

by on March 20, 2018 in Blog, English

Earlier this month, we partnered with our friends and fellow immigration advocates to present our first All-Immigrant Resource Fair! Thanks to all who helped make this a roaring success. Our community thrives on your contributions of time, information, and support. We hope to keep providing you with as much information and help as possible. See…

Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch Named 2017-2018 Texas Rising Star!
201803.19
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Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch Named 2017-2018 Texas Rising Star!

by on March 19, 2018 in Blog, English

We’re honored to share with you that your favourite immigration attorney here in Austin, Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, has been selected to the 2017-2018 Texas Rising Stars list! This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Texas. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of…

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…

Happy Clients 2017
201712.01
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Happy Clients 2017

by on December 1, 2017 in Blog, English

Lincoln-Goldfinch Law presents the Happy Clients series! Our immigration law firm here in Austin represents amazing immigrants with all sorts of backgrounds. It is our honor to be able to serve them and bring peace to their families. Congratulations to all our happy clients this year! We’re excited for 2018. Lincoln-Goldfinch law presenta la series…

201708.23
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10 Tips For Undocumented Immigrants

by on August 23, 2017 in Blog, English

Tips for Undocumented Immigrants 1. You have the constitutional right to remain silent and do not have to tell anyone your immigration status or place of birth.  Documented people should also exercise this right so that we are all resisting the law together. 2. You have the right not to be stopped or detained without reasonable…

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…

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.