Emory Law’s Event “Executive Action Restricting Travel and Refugee Resettlement”

Emory University School of Law will be hosting an event on Thursday, February 23rd entitled "Executive Action Restricting Travel and Refugee Resettlement" where some of GAIN's community partners, like Azadeh Shahshahani, Project South representative , will be speaking about how the Executive Order fits into current US immigration policies. Interested? RSVP [...]

Community Forum on Immigration Law Changes

Will you be joining GAIN's community partner, Raksha, Inc February 10th, 2017 for a community forum on immigration law changes at the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia ? We can't wait to see you there! Please email karnani@antoniniandcohen.com to confirm your attendance.

Challenges in Advocating for Victims of Violence, an Intern’s Perspective

Challenges in Advocating for Victims of Violence Nicole is our summer legal intern and often writes about her perspective working at GAIN, which you can read more about here. We're thrilled to share her most recent post. Jimena is a survivor of domestic violence, and one of our newest clients. [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Emory Public Interest Conference on the Legal Challenges in Fostering & Adopting

Emory's Public Interest Committee is hosting a conference this upcoming Saturday on the legal challenges in fostering and adopting in Georgia, with a special panel on immigration. It is a free event with free breakfast and lunch served, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Good News for U.S. Immigration Courts: Deportations Drop Nationwide

Good News for U.S. Immigration Courts: Deportations Drop Nationwide Good news in grand scheme of U.S. immigration courts: (1) the number of cases immigration courts have taken has dropped, down to 26% fewer in 2013 than 2009 and (2) of those cases heard by the courts, the rulings against deportations [...]

Immigrant Children Need Representation

Children are becoming an increasingly large percentage of the cases seen in immigration courts, and most do not have a lawyer to represent them. Right now, juvenile cases take up about 12% of the New York Immigration Court's docket, and most all do not have a court appointed attorney. This [...]

Public Defenders for Immigrants

Public Defenders for Immigrants - LA Times original article A new year-long New York pilot program is providing free legal counsel to low income people facing deportation. Right now, the New York City Council has given the program a $500,000 budget to provide these services to 20% of the immigrants [...]