Refugees

Client of the Month- May 2022- Lady!
Client of the Month- May 2022- Lady!
Lady and her two boys! For our client of the month for May we have a perfect Client for Mother's Day! Here we celebrate a woman who did what mothers do best- protect her children...
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Azeb
Client of the Month- March 2022- Azeb!
Azeb and Dree Collopy We are happy to once again begin our client of the month series with a Dree Collopy victory! This month, we celebrate our client Azeb, who was granted asylum from Ethiopia...
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biden
A First Look at the Biden/Harris Immigration Bill
Hours before he takes the oath of office, President-Elect Joe Biden released details of the immigration bill his administration will send to Congress.  The fact sheet distributed by his office reveals a bold bill that...
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Una carta abierta a mi comunidad Latinx.  De Diana Mateo
Una carta abierta a mi comunidad Latinx. De Diana Mateo
¡Hola, amigos! Soy una de las paralegales de BC, Diana. Como una Latina profesional de inmigración, quería compartir algunas ideas con nuestros amigos y clientes de BC sobre algunos problemas preocupantes que he visto en...
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An Open Letter to my Non-Black Latinx Community
An Open Letter to my Non-Black Latinx Community
This is a special blog post by our Paralegal Diana Mateo, who has been inspired to write by the Black Lives Matter movement  to speak out about anti-blackness in the Latino community.  A version in...
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New Rule on Asylum at Southern Border Violates Letter and Spirit of Asylum Law
New Rule on Asylum at Southern Border Violates Letter and Spirit of Asylum Law
The law as passed by Congress is very clear as to who may seek asylum in the United States.  Immigration & Nationality Act Section 208 states: Any alien who is physically present in the United...
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Sessions Guts Asylum Protections
Sessions Guts Asylum Protections
It’s another rough day to be an immigration attorney in America. Yesterday, a decision was issued that seriously undermines the ability of immigrants to seek asylum in this country. The administration is continuing its war...
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What is the Caravan and what should U.S. immigration authorities do with it?
What is the Caravan and what should U.S. immigration authorities do with it?
We have heard a lot about the "Caravan" of immigrants making its way north through Mexico from the Northern Triangle- El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala- of Central America.  Once numbering over 1200 people, the remaining...
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Celebrating asylum in a country where it’s hard to come by
Celebrating asylum in a country where it’s hard to come by
[caption id="attachment_3105" align="alignright" width="200"] Attorney Sarah Pitney[/caption] It can be so hard to stay positive as an immigration attorney in times like these. Every day, we face new assaults from the president, the attorney general,...
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Client of the Month December 2017- Angie Salguero
Client of the Month December 2017- Angie Salguero
This month, we are pleased to honor Angie Salguero as our Client of the Month. Angie, a transgender woman from El Salvador, won her case for asylum last month in front of the immigration judge...
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August 2017 Client of the Month- Milan Stankovic
August 2017 Client of the Month- Milan Stankovic
This month we are thrilled to recognize Milan Stankovic as our client of the month.  After filing his I-589 asylum application and three evidentiary filings, several hours of grueling interviews, numerous status inquiries, and six...
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Whitman Walker Health Presents Ava Benach with Fenner Award for Public Service
Whitman Walker Health Presents Ava Benach with Fenner Award for Public Service
Earlier this month, Ava Benach received the Fenner Award for Public Service from Whitman Walker Health Legal Services.  She got it for doing what she does best-- winning cases! The award recognizes the unique relationship...
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Benach Collopy Asylum Summer Fellowship 2017
Benach Collopy Asylum Summer Fellowship 2017
The Benach Collopy Asylum Summer Fellowship 2017 I have been so lucky to get to know so many brave, hard-working, family-oriented, and generous people from all over the globe.  They all shared one thing in...
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Clients of the Month February 2017- Karla and Anthony Duran
Clients of the Month February 2017- Karla and Anthony Duran
During these difficult times for our country, when the Trump Administration has suspended the refugee resettlement program and attempted to paint all refugees as terrorists and security threats, Benach Collopy has continued the fight for...
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Remember the St. Louis
Remember the St. Louis
Today, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, I am thinking about the M.S. St. Louis.  In 1939, while war waged in Europe, the M.S. St. Louis, a transatlantic ship carrying Jewish refugees fleeing the Third Reich, reached...
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