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Intern Spotlight – Katie Clark, Public Relations

My name is Katie Clark and I am a rising college senior at Kennsaw State University pursuing a degree in public relations and marketing. This summer, I had the privilege of being GAIN’s Public Relations and Marketing intern and I loved every minute of it. By working with GAIN, my eyes were opened to the importance [...]

By | October 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Board Member Spotlight – Tracie Klinke

Alpa Amin (Lead Attorney, left) with Board of Directors Co-Chair Tracie Klinke (right) Do you have a friend in your life who you can rely on for anything? For GAIN, that friend is Tracie Klinke, Co-Chair of our Board of Directors and the owner of Klinke Immigration. Tracie has served on the Board [...]

By | October 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments

What A Win – Delta Air Lines’ Legal Department’s T Visa Case

At GAIN, we value the efforts of every volunteer attorney that takes on a case; the work of our volunteers significantly improves the lives of our clients, and this effort deserves celebration. This season, we'd like to recognize the extraordinary team at Delta Airlines who secured T-Visa relief for a Mexican client. Ryan Langel, Fernanda Berry, and Regina [...]

By | October 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Trafficking in Persons Report 2015 Release

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of State released their annual Trafficking in Persons ("TIP") Report. See the full report here. The biggest highlights and controversies of the State Department's analysis include raising Malaysia and Cuba's rankings from Tier 3 (a failing grade) to Tier 2 (the watch list), and keeping Cambodia's ranking at Tier 2 despite [...]

By | July 28th, 2015|News|0 Comments

What Americans Really Think About Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration is getting a lot of attention this year as new presidential candidates begin their campaigns for the 2016 election. Many candidates will attempt to communicate their stance on immigration reform in the coming months, signaling its importance to the voting public. If you did not read the Pew Research Center article titled Broad Public [...]

By | June 19th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Board Member Spotlight – Sarah Hawk

Board Co-Chair Sarah Hawk is a crucial member of the GAIN family. She has worked with us for over seven years in several capacities, gracefully guiding the organization as a board member and improving the lives of many of our clients as a volunteer attorney.

By | June 16th, 2015|GAIN Board Members, News|0 Comments

What a Win – Kilpatrick Townsend’s T-Visa Case

The Kilpatrick Townsend team that represented Ji-min was comprised of Attorneys Jamie Graham, Kathryn Isted, and Amy McCullough. The three worked tirelessly to apply for a T-visa for Ji-min, a form of relief for immigrant victims of human trafficking that provides work authorization, authorized stay in the United States for 4 years, and the eligibility to obtain a Green Card. In May, the attorneys were delighted to hear that her Ji-min's application was approved by USCIS.

By | June 16th, 2015|GAIN Cases, News|0 Comments

Thailand’s First Anti-Human Trafficking Day

Two weeks ago on June 5, 2015, Thailand held its first Anti-Human Trafficking Day ceremony. The ceremony featured a discussion concerning the country’s problem with human trafficking and presented awards to journalists, police officers, and government officials who have assisted in exposing cases of human trafficking in the country. Thailand's reputation as a source, destination, [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Senior Counsel William E. Hoffmann, Jr. Represents Asylum Case at the U.S. Supreme Court

[Originally published on Law360, May 4th 2015.] Man Kidnapped By Al-Shabab Takes Asylum Bid To High Court By Matthew Bultman Law360, New York (May 04, 2015, 1:33 PM ET) -- A Somali man who was kidnapped by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his bid for asylum, saying that [...]

By | May 5th, 2015|News|0 Comments

President Obama Announces Executive Action to Stay Deportation of Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

Please Contact: Monica Khant, mkhant@georgiaasylum.org Alpa Amin, aamin@georgiaasylum.org PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ACTION TO STAY DEPORTATION OF MILLIONS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS For Immediate Release November 21, 2014 ATLANTA - Last night, President Obama announced his intent to take executive action to temporarily reform immigration guidelines and to stay the deportation of up to five million [...]

By | November 21st, 2014|News|0 Comments