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Have you or your firm made a notable achievement or reached a newsworthy verdict or settlement that you’d like to share with your fellow members of The National Advocates? Please send us a news release or other information about it, … Continue reading

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Do you know a peer or colleague who you believe would be a valuable addition to The National Advocates? If so, we want to hear from you! National Advocates members are encouraged to nominate fellow attorneys for membership in either … Continue reading

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Are you following The National Advocates on social media? If not, you’re not getting the most out of your membership experience. We regularly post news stories that affect National Advocates members on social media. It’s the best (and perhaps the … Continue reading

ACLU issues ‘travel advisory’ for Texas


The American Civil Liberties Union has issued a “travel alert” for anyone planning to go to Texas in the near future. The ACLU warns that travelers’ constitutional rights could be violated if stopped by law enforcement. According to the ACLU, … Continue reading

Emigrating from Central America a dangerous journey

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What’s it like to leave your home country in Central America and find your way to the United States? It’s a harrowing journey, according to the international medical group Doctors Without Borders. The organization says people leaving the violence-plagued Northern … Continue reading

A former undocumented immigrant talks about experience

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As immigrant families continue to live in fear because of the Trump administration’s crackdown, D.C.’s school superintendent talks about her own experiences as an undocumented immigrant. Hanseul Kang didn’t learn she was undocumented until she was 16, when she began … Continue reading

What you need to qualify for the Green Card lottery


May 2, 2017 is the day more than 14 million people will find out of they won the 2018 Green Card lottery, also known as the diversity visa lottery. Of the 14 million who applied, only about 50,000 will be … Continue reading

National Advocates Exec Committee member Mark Geragos files $100M lawsuit over Fyre Festival

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National Advocates Executive Committee member Mark Geragos has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the disorganized Fyre Festival, Billboard reports. The first of two concert weekends was held last weekend, but collapsed because of poor organization, leaving festival goers feeling … Continue reading

A guide to how the US immigration system works

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As you know, the US immigration system is very complex and difficult for some to understand. To help your clients understand the system, the American Immigration Council has published this guide to the US immigration system. It is also available … Continue reading

The criminalization of immigration in the United States

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Studies over the past century have examined the issue of crimes being committed by immigrants, and they have confirmed two truths: immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than natural-born Americans; and high rates of immigration are associated with lower … Continue reading