Blog

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...
Read More
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...
Read More
The Multi-Front War on Immigration
The Multi-Front War on Immigration
Last month, after I posted about the Attorney General (AG)’s decision in Matter of A-B-, I went home, stood on the roof of my building, and just yelled for a while. It felt good to...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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,...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
Clients of the Month-  October 2016: 5 Child Refugees!
Clients of the Month- October 2016: 5 Child Refugees!
[caption id="attachment_1735" align="alignright" width="324"] Liana Montecinos[/caption] This post was written by Liana Montecinos. Thirsty, hungry, at the brink of exhaustion, and with fear of violent deaths looming large back home is how many Central American...
Read More
Guest Blog Post: CUA Law Students Win Asylum  for a Salvadoran Mother Who Fell Victim to Gang Violence
Guest Blog Post: CUA Law Students Win Asylum for a Salvadoran Mother Who Fell Victim to Gang Violence
This post is by Tagreed "Tina" Nafisi and Junou Odige, law students at Catholic University. In October, when we met Martha* we could not even begin to fathom the endless hurdles we might have to...
Read More
Why Should Congress Support the Refugee Protection Act of 2016?
Why Should Congress Support the Refugee Protection Act of 2016?
“We live in the age of the refugee, the age of the exile.” Ariel Dorfman (Argentine-Chilean playwright, academic and human rights activist) By Satsita Muradova If someone asked me what was the most difficult decision...
Read More

Benach Collopy

Benach Collopy N/a
Address
4530 Wisconsin Ave NW
Suite 400

Washington,
DC 20016
Map & Directions
Email
suriarte@benachcollopy.com
Phone
202.644.8600