Attorney Rachel Self’s message is clear: “[t]o the people who find themselves plane wrecked on our island, I have a message for you. You are not alone. We have your backs. We got you. If the intention of those who perpetrated this horrendous act was to create a crisis, they have failed.”
The Boston Globe quoted Jill Seeber, Esq., founder of the Mabel Center and an AILA NE Asylum liaison, about the Biden administration’s attempts to expedite families’ asylum claims at the expense of due process.
Read it here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/07/20/metro/rocket-docket-redux-still-bad-idea/
Attorney Annelise Araujo was interviewed for a WGBH article, reporting on Boston’s asylum office and their low grant rate. Boston’s asylum office has the second lowest grant rate for asylum seekers in the country. In the interview, Annelise focused her remarks on the consequence of a denied asylum.
Think Immigration published AILA member Peter Rees’ article on the National Interest Waiver on February 16, 2022.
AILA New England Chair Annelise Araujo’s letter to the Boston Globe editor was published yesterday. In her letter, Attorney Araujo stressed the point that our current US labor shortage could be mitigated, in part, by timely adjudication of the pool of over 650,000 pending with USCIS. She states: “The waiting time for many applicants is now over 12 months — for an application that USCIS estimates takes just 12 minutes to adjudicate.” 12 minutes! Great point, Annelise.
Annelise Araujo publishes “Immigration Bias in Family Court” in the Family Advocate/ABA Magazine
Read it here: Immigration Bias in Family Court Article
Boston Magazine released their first ever Top Lawyers List. Of the 35 lawyers given the honor, 34 are AILA NE members! Our Chapter continues to excel! Here is a complete list of the honorees:
Adriana Lafaille, Alan Pampanin, Annelise M.J. De Araujo, Anthony Drago, Anthony M. Marino, Audrey Meredith Robert-Ramirez, Beata I. Weiss, Bennett Savitz, Christina A. Corbaci, Daniel P. Harrington, Edward R. White, Ellen B. Sullivan, Heidi L. Snyder, Joseph Molina Flynn, Julio Cortes Del Olmo, Leslie Tuttle Ditrani, Lisa S. Locher, Mary E. Walsh, Matthew J. Maiona, Meredith Stewart, Michelle Gergerian, Miki, Kawashima Matrician, Philip C. Curtis, Prasant D. Desai, Punam Singh Rogers, Richard Iandoli, Robin O’Donoghue, Russell B. Swapp, Sara Ward, Scott J. FitzGerald, Shiva Karimi, Susan B. Church, Vincent W. Lau, William L. Coffman, William E. Graves.
AILA Member Attorney Deirdre Giblin was quoted in the Boston Globe in Marcela Garcia op-ed entitled “Why recently arrived Haitian migrants need state assistance.”