It has been a fulfilling and eventful 2016 at the HMA Law Firm! In our main office in Northern Virginia:
- We represented approximately 350 people in complex matters ranging from asylum to employment-based immigration, citizenship, and criminal immigration matters.
- We advised nearly one thousand other people, providing them with case-specific advice that helped them navigate the US immigration system and avoid pitfalls
- We provided over 200 hours in pro bono immigration legal services, including a week spent in Dilley, Texas advising women and children asylum seekers from Central America
- We contributed 10 op-eds in papers around the country such as The Hill, Counterpunch, and The Progressive.
- We were quoted 7 times by national media including The Washington Post, CNN, and BBC News.
- We presented at 5 seminars before immigration professionals and the general public, including the Federal Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the University of Maryland School of Law.
- We counseled community leaders and politicians throughout the year on local and national immigration issues related to driver’s licenses, registries, the refugee crisis, and Dreamers.
- We advocated with the legislature (both in our home state of Virginia and federally) to push for common-sense immigration reform and humane policies, visiting elected officials in their offices.
- We achieved 3 remands from the Board of Immigration Appeals, winning “second chances” for clients who had all but given up hope
- We fought for citizenship for over a dozen people with “complex” cases that may have otherwise been denied
- We won asylum or other relief for nearly 30 of people who no longer have to worry about being deported
- We helped investors create dozens of jobs using the US immigration system
2017 will be a year of many changes, and it’s hard to know what to expect. But we are ready: with our over 30 years of combined experience, we are ready to protect our clients, persevere through the hard times, and help them prosper.