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National Immigration Law Center Sues to Force Kansas to Disclose Information about Discriminatory Treatment of Refugees

KANSAS City, MO. & LOS ANGELES, CA., (April 5, 2016) – Kansas may not keep its unlawful discrimination against Syrian refugees a secret, according to a lawsuit filed by the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and co-counsel Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law, LLC, under the Kansas Open Records Act. The suit, filed after more than two […]

Legal Representation Crucial for Refugee Children

The stories below are based off real client experiences. However, all names and specific details have been altered as a matter of privacy and confidentiality. Juana was 11 years old when she came to the U.S. from Honduras. She lived with her grandparents, but they could not protect her from the violence engulfing their country. […]

Know Your Rights in Case of an ICE Raid in Your Home / Conozca sus derechos en caso de una redada de ICE en su casa

Numerous news outlets are reporting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), under the direction of the Obama Administration, plans to round up  and swiftly deport adults and children, mainly from Central America, who were ordered deported any time after January 1, 2014, and who have remained in the U.S. ICE reportedly plans to start the […]

Shining the Light on Immigrant Contributions: Stories from a Kansas City Immigration Attorney

The stories below are based off real client experiences. However, all names and specific details have been altered as a matter of privacy and confidentiality. This holiday season has not been bright or merry for many immigrants across the country. Politicians and TV personalities have used fear to stoke discrimination and hatred against non-citizens, particularly […]

Building Safer Communities Through Mutual Trust, U and L.E.O.

In many places in the world, the police and the public are anything but friends. Each remains suspicious of the other. These fears and mistrust often come packed in the bags of immigrants and take up residence in their new homes in the US. It may have been to help bridge an understanding, that the […]

U.S. Ignores Refugee Crisis At Its Own Border

The stories below are based off real client experiences. However, all names and specific details have been altered as a matter of privacy and confidentiality. A humanitarian refugee crisis has engulfed much of Europe for several months. While the U.S. debates its role in the crisis, it continues to ignore the much closer humanitarian crisis […]

An Immigration Attorney Abroad

Being an immigration attorney, one gets to meet people from all over the world. The lives of our clients provide a unique opportunity to be aware of world cultures and world events. Often the things that divide us and the things that uplift us are more shared than not. The desire to provide a safe, […]