Immigration Law Clinic students stand out
Join the Immigration Law Clinic in recognizing the achievements of these four UMass Law students.
February 14, 2014
Cassie Butler (Immigration Law Clinic student) represented a Honduran man in Immigration Court who had been falsely accused of a crime and was successful in getting him released on bond. The Immigration Law Clinic staff is very proud of Cassie for this result and for all of the work she is doing in the Immigration Law Clinic.
Isabel Saavedra, a student in the Immigration Law Clinic, prepared and submitted an Application for Employment Authorization for her client, a victim of domestic violence, before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). She was successful in obtaining this very important EAD document that allows her client the ability to work in the United States while waiting for her hearing. The Immigration Law Clinic staff is very proud of Isabel.
November 20, 2013
Marcela Ordonez and Justin Kadich
In connection with a defense from deporation case, Marcela Ordonez and Justin Kadich prepared a filing with a multitude of evidence and supporting documents, prepared their client, and represented him in front of an Immigration Judge at a hearing to file the case in chief. Marcela and Justin plan to try this case in April.
November 1, 2013
Cassie Butler and Tabitha Kirkwood
Cassie Butler and Tabitha Kirkwood prepared and accompanied two minor girls from Guinea, Africa to their interview with the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service). Their clients were granted legal permanent resident (LPR) status allowing them to lawfully remain in the United States. The Immigration Law Clinic staff is very proud of Cassie and Tabitha for working so hard to accomplish this result for their clients.
April 25, 2013
The Immigration Law Clinic would like to congratulate Sheyla Carew for successfully having her client's case administratively closed, thus preventing a deportation hearing. This allows Ms. Carew to apply for lawful status for her client through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
The Immigration Law Clinic would like to congratulate Subhan Tariq, who had a great victory in the Essex County Probate Court, where the judge granted his client guardianship of two children and signed a judicial order necessary for these children to file for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status that will allow them to obtain lawful status and protect them from persecution on account of their gender.
The Immigration Law Clinic would like to congratulate Stephen Brown, who has been selected to receive the 2013 Law Student Ethics Award by the Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Chapter. This award, given to one student from each of twelve law schools in the Northeast, honors students who hold a true comprehension of the ethical challenges faced in the law, who have applied their knowledge of ethics in a clinical program, and who are committed to professional ethical behavior in their careers. Stephen receives this award for his commitment to the ethical practice of law demonstrated throughout the year while working on cases in our Immigration Law Clinic.
Professor Irene Scharf, Clinical Law Fellow Nina Froes, and the entire UMass Law community are proud of Stephen's great achievements in the Immigration Law Clinic. His commitment to the ethical practice of law, demonstrated throughout the year while working on cases in the Clinic, deserves to be recognized.
Stephen received his award at The Union Club of Boston on April 12, 2013.
Alyssa Warren of the Immigration Law Clinic won a very difficult Deportation Hearing in Boston's Immigration Court on behalf of her client, an older man from Portugal who has been in the United States since he was 10 years old.
The Immigration Law Clinic would like to recognize Alyssa's excellent preparation and trial performance on behalf of her needy client throughout this semester, as well as all of her hard work with clients in the Immigration Law Clinic.