April Newsletter

 
Transcending BordersSM
April 15, 2019
 
Threat of U.S. Imprisonment won’t Deter Migrant Mothers Protecting their Children.
By: Meg Hobbins
In January, Senior Attorney Meg Hobbins traveled to the South Texas Family Residential Center, a sprawling trailer jail built to detain the growing number of families crossing the southern border seeking asylum. Meg was volunteering with the Dilley Pro Bono Project where she met with asylum seeking mothers to prepare them for their “credible fear interviews” with asylum officers.
 
“After prodding these mothers with endless questions and eliciting agonizing details they never wanted to share, I was left with one thought: None of these mothers had a choice. And this is why policies of deterrence will fail every time.”
 
Read the full Baltimore Sun article: Click here.
 
View Meg’s video journal from Dilley, Texas below. 
 
Meg Hobbins Dilley Update #1
 
Meg Hobbins Dilley Update #1
 
Meg Hobbins Dilley Update #2
 
Meg Hobbins Dilley Update #2
Meg Hobbins Dilley Update #3
 
Meg Hobbins Dilley Update #3
The U.S. Immigration Service has Denied or Failed to Act on Your Application for an Immigration Benefit, Now What?  
By: Claudia Lainez
 
For most people seeking a visa today, USCIS marks the final barrier or bridge to immigration benefits. A denial from USCIS can lead to financial loss, significant career disruption, family separation and other negative repercussions. What can you do if you receive an unjust denial from USCIS?
 
Attorney Claudia Lainez explains how filing a claim against the U.S. government in federal district court may be one effective way to hold the government accountable.
 
Read more: Click here.
 
Becki Young was Interviewed by SHRM about ICE Enforcement Trends in 2018
Following her presentation on I-9 compliance, E-Verify and ICE enforcement trends at the SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference, Becki Young was interviewed about the promised 400% increase in ICE enforcement actions in FY2018, the cost of immigration violations and the common mistakes employers make, putting their companies at risk.  
 
Grossman Young & Hammond Partners selected as 2019 Lawdragon Most Powerful Employment Lawyers
 
In the 12th edition of The Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys, Human Resource Executive magazine and Lawdragon named partners Becki Young and Sandra Grossman in the 40 Up and Comers in Corporate Employment Law list. Lawdragon is a well-known and respected publisher of guides to the nation’s leading lawyers.
 
Grossman Young & Hammond’s experienced employment-based immigration team also includes Rita McCarthyAli Nasserghodsi, and Yeon Me Kim.
 
Learn more about our business immigration practice: 
 
Sandra Grossman reports from Guatemala, exploring the root causes of the mass migration from Central America
 
Sandra Grossman speaks from Guatemala, where she joins DC non-profit Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) for their annual Board trip. WOLA’s campaign, Beyond the Wall, explores the root causes of the mass migration from Central America to the U.S. – what happens well before migrants reach The Wall. Follow @grossmanyoung on Facebook, Twitter for video updates while Sandra travels the country to meet with migrant organizations and immigrants making the harrowing journey to the U.S. Sandra will take a close-up look at the corruption, narcotics trafficking, impunity for crime and egregious human rights abuses, forcing people to leave their homes.
 
View Sandra's first three video journal entries below:
 
Sandra Grossman reports on WOLA's "Beyond the Wall" campaign from Guatemala.
 
Sandra Grossman reports from an immigrant safe house in Guatemala
Sandra Grossman speaks from Guatemala with WOLA re: root causes of Central American mass migration
 
Becki Young was interviewed by Nova TV's Ioana Lee
Becki Young was interviewed on Romanian Nova TV regarding common immigration issues that foreign nationals face when coming to the U.S., either temporarily or seeking citizenship, and the attitudes towards America that become entangled with immigration policy both in the U.S. and abroad. In the below clip, Becki answers questions about the most common avenues for entry into the U.S. and the way different countries face distinct challenges.
 
Link to full interview here.
Ioana Lee Interview - Common Avenues to U.S. Clip
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