May marked the end of the 19th annual American Immigration Counsel’s Celebrate America Creative Writing competition. Fifth grade students around the country discuss their personal or family immigration histories or write about broader issues facing immigrants in our country using the theme, “Why I am Glad America is a Nation… Read the rest
PB&L Attorney Amanda Gray
at the Board of Immigration Appeals
for a family of five seeking asylum from Michoacán, Mexico. Amanda’s client, a single, working class mother living in Michoacán, Mexico, and her four children became more vulnerable to the drug cartels and to the crime and violence… Read the rest
From Part 4 of this blog, I had passed my “interview” with immigration in Cancun and was told my Mexican “green card” would be arriving within 10 business days. Having received nothing in the mail, electronic or otherwise, after a month we decided to go back to Cancun and inquire… Read the rest
Parker Butte & Lane (PBL) attorney Anaiah Krueger
volunteered at AILA’s Refugee Adjustment Day on Saturday, October 11. Volunteer attorneys, paralegals, law students, and community members helped 26 refugee families from Africa, Iraq, and Nepal/Bhutan apply for lawful permanent resident status. Generous donations of new and gently used toys from… Read the rest
We recently ran across a great opinion piece called “Finding Dreams in America
” — written by Sonia Sroka.
Sonia immigrated from El Salvador as a child and is now the Senior Vice President, Director of Hispanic Marketing at a major marketing firm.
She speaks of the challenges… Read the rest
These are some haiku poems that a client wrote in relation to her naturalization, and pictures from the event.
“I would like to express my gratitude to my young friend and benefactor Reiko Hillyer. It was her steadfast support and guidance that helped me obtain, after 43 years of living… Read the rest