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De Ware Tijd interviews Meg Hobbins about Gilmore Hoefdraad

Surinamese Newspaper De Ware Tijd interviewed Partner Meg Hobbins regarding the due process rights of her client, former Minister of Finance in Suriname, Gilmore Hoefdraad.

"If Mr Hoefdraad does not get access to the courts in his own country, he will be entitled and well positioned to pursue his claims internationally," says Hobbins.

Meg Hobbins advocates for clients denied due process in their home countries. She creatively assesses the most effective avenues for clients to access justice, regularly representing clients before Interpol, The United Nations Higher Commission on Refugees (UNHCR), and the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.

Ocean Drive highlights Sandra Grossman

This Hispanic Heritage Month, GYH celebrates and honors its work with attorneys and clients in Miami, a city enriched by its 70% Hispanic population. GYH attorneys also share a personal connection to the Hispanic population and immigrant community at large.
In the latest issue of Miami publiction Ocean Drive, GYH Partner Sandra Grossman is spotlighted for her work in international human rights. She writes, “I’m an immigrant to the United States myself. My parents were political refugees from the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile and were forced to immigrate. I arrived in the U.S. when I was 8 and later became a U.S. citizen. My background as an immigrant allows me to understand first-hand the importance of competent and compassionate legal advice. At the same time, I’m keenly aware of the contributions immigrants make and the challenges that they face. I believe everyone deserves a chance at a better life.”

DC Magazine Spotlights GYH Partners as Dynamic Women

GYH Co-Managing Partners, Becki Young and Sandra Grossman, were featured in DC Magazine's Dynamic Women spotlight this week. We are honored to be recognized alongside such remarkable women.

View the feature here.

New Attorneys at Grossman Young - Media Coverage

Major local and legal publications published articles covering the exciting expansion at GYH.

Attorney at Law Magazie: https://attorneyatlawmagazine.com/grossman-young-hammond-expands-growth-with-additon-of-three-attorneys

Maryland Daily Record: https://thedailyrecord.com/2022/05/09/patrick-taurel-david-morris-and-sheryl-winarick-grossman-young/

CityBiz: https://www.citybiz.co/article/259639/grossman-young-hammond-welcomes-top-federal-litigator-nationally-recognized-eb-5-attorney-and-thought-leader-on-extraordinary-immigrants/

Law360 (subscription required): https://www.law360.com/pulse/articles/1491569/grossman-young-adds-aclu-atty-to-fed-litigation-practice

Internationally recognized immigration law firm Grossman Young & Hammond expanded in critical practice areas with the addition of new partner Patrick Taurel, as head of the firm’s Federal Litigation practice, and of counsel attorneys David Morris and Sheryl Winarick.

Taurel focuses on litigating complex immigration cases in federal and immigration court and advising criminal defense counsel on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. He brings more than a decade of experience as an advocate for immigrants, having worked for impactful non-profit immigrant rights organizations and leading immigration practices, including, most recently, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Immigration Council, and Clark Hill PLC.

Taurel received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.

For the past 20 years, Morris has represented foreign investors and regional centers in all aspects of the EB-5 investor visa program and has served as an expert witness on EB-5 legal issues in state and federal court. He is continually recognized as one of the “Top 25 Attorneys in the EB-5 Industry” by EB5 Investor Magazine.

Morris also created and co-owns the DC Regional Center LLC, a regional center entity designated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in 2011, through which Morris has raised and deployed more than $400 million of EB-5 funds from 800 investors to help finance large commercial real estate development projects in the Washington region.

Morris is a regular speaker at major EB-5 industry conferences and is widely published, including as the senior editor of the leading EB-5 legal book in the field, “AILA Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs.” Morris received his Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of New York College at Buffalo.

Winarick joins GYH as an attorney and a facilitator of meaningful discourse and connection. For more than 20 years, she has creatively helped individuals, families, businesses and organizations maximize their potential in the United States. She represents and advises clients on a wide range of immigration matters, including employment and family-based cases, consular processing, J1 waivers and naturalization.

As a TED resident, Winarick spent three months in 2016 at the TED office in New York incubating a project to elevate and inform the conversation about migrants and refugees. Since then, she has collaborated with TEDx organizers and other community leaders around the world to build bridges and deepen connection in their local communities through personal story-sharing.

Winarick received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and her Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University.

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Interpol’s New Leadership Demonstrates Lack of Will for Reform

by, Sandra Grossman and Ted Bromund

In their recent article in The National Interest, Sandra Grossman and Ted Bromund discuss the troubling election of new INTERPOL president Ahmed Naser al-Raisi, a UAE general facing credible accusations of torture. INTERPOL is frequently criticized by human rights activists for its propensity to be manipulated and abused by dictatorial and autocratic nations. The election of al-Raisi has done little qwell those concerns. Grossman and Bromund also explore the obligation of the U.S. to be a leader in maintaining the integrity of INTERPOL, starting with the TRAP Act.

LA Times Quotes Sandra Grossman on INTERPOL Abuse Case

The Los Angeles Times published an article last week detailing the case of a Guatemalan pastor, Hugo Gomez, who has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since 2019 based on an unsubstantiated Red Notice. The article uses this case to shed light on the little-known but troubling situation of INTERPOL Abuse. Unfortunately, situations like Gomez' are all too common. Autocratic, corrupt or unstable governments sometimes use INTERPOL's system to issue Red Notices for people they see as in conflict with their regimes, such as political dissidents, activists, business tycoons, etc. In the U.S. ICE often treats these Red Notices as arrest warrants, even though INTERPOL clearly states in its constitution that a Red Notice alone is not grounds for an arrest. Partner, Sandra Grossman, was quoted by the LA Times stating,

"Using red notices for predominantly political, military, racial or religious reasons is against Interpol’s constitution. But some countries, including Russia, Venezuela and China, are known for deploying red notices against political opponents who flee persecution,"... “ICE does their bidding for them by putting these individuals into deportation proceedings."

Becki Young speaks to SHRM's All Things Work Podcast

Becki Young joined SHRM’s All Things Work podcast to discuss how employment-based immigration is changing under the new Biden administration and upcoming changes to the rules and procedures that guide how workers move to and from the U.S. for employment. Listen in: https://www.buzzsprout.com/246818/8507791-becki-young-on-how-employment-based-immigration-is-changing

CNN Chile Speaks to Grossman about Trump's Attitude towards Immigrants

CNN Chile interviewed Sandra Grossman about measures the Trump administration has taken to limit benefits for immigrants coming to the U.S. and the way the administration stirs up fear about immigrants by indulging racist ideologies. Grossman was questioned in response to president Trump's decision to declare November 1 as "Commemorative Day for Americans killed by illegal aliens." Trump has been widely criticized for the initiative, which opponents call blatantly racist and xenophobic.

Watch the interview: here.

Grossman talks to CNN Espanol about Missing Migrant Parents

In this CNN Español interview with Anchor Gabriela Frias, GYH Partner Sandra Grossman shares her views on the 545 children who remain separated from their parents due to the 2017 pilot program secretly instituted by the Trump administration. What are the legal remedies for these children? What are their rights while they remain in the United States? Can the Trump administration be held legally accountable for these continuing separations? Sandra discusses lawsuits filed by Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU to answer some of these questions. For more information on how you can support these organizations and the important work they are doing, please visit their websites and donate. (Interview in Spanish)

Se buscan: padres de 545 menores de edad que fueron separados en Estados Unidos. Revisamos las imlicaciones legales de este drama humano con la abogada Sandra Grossman.

POLITICO speaks to Sandra Grossman about INTERPOL Abuse

INTERPOL abuse and Red Notice-based targeting and detention of foreign nationals by U.S. immigration authorities is garnering increased attention. POLITICO's recent article summarizes the troubling case of a Russian national detained for 18 months due to a politically-motivated Red Notice, ironically issued by Russia in response the man's thesis paper about corruption in the Russian economy.
Politico contacted Sandra Grossman for comment. “We are in an enforcement atmosphere, but ironically ICE is actually not applying what the law and policy is." The article continues, "Grossman said that while the problem in the U.S. begins with ICE, which does not appear to have a strong vetting mechanism in place to gauge the legitimacy of these Red Notices, immigration judges also have “a fundamental lack of understanding about what a Red Notice is or isn't. It’s not an international arrest warrant or conclusive evidence of criminality.”
For more information about GYH's INTERPOL Abuse, click here.