Meg Hobbins is a Partner with a focus on humanitarian and family-based immigration matters before U.S. consulates abroad, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the federal courts. Meg also represents clients before INTERPOL to challenge politically-motivated international arrest warrants.
Meg has extensive expertise with the most challenging consular processing cases, including all categories of inadmissibility waivers. She represents clients at every stage in the family-based immigration process, from initial marriage-based petitions to conditional residency and naturalization. Meg also seeks a variety of humanitarian forms of relief for her clients, including asylum, Violence Against Women Act Protection, U visas for victims of crime, and T visas for victims of trafficking. She has assisted many clients in challenging the constitutionality of their apprehension by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Her careful attention to detail and astute case analysis are particularly important for clients seeking permanent residence or naturalization who may have a history of unlawful presence, criminal matters, and other potential hurdles. Her sensitivity toward her clients and ability to explain challenging issues sets them at ease, enabling them to work closely with her to successfully obtain lawful status in the United States.
Previously, Meg spent eight years with the immigration litigation practice at Maggio & Kattar, PC, where she was a Senior Attorney. She was also a judicial law clerk in the Attorney General’s Honors Program at the Baltimore and York Immigration Courts. Before attending law school, Meg served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa and worked with asylum-seekers in Sydney, Australia.
Meg speaks English, French, and Spanish.
Featured in "Ones to Watch," Bethesda Magazine, March/April 2019.
Immigrant Justice Clinic Assists Women, Children Seeking Asylum - American University Washington College of Law, April 2019.
Threat of U.S. imprisonment won't deter migrant mothers protecting their children, The Baltimore Sun, February 11, 2019.