The Trump administration’s effort to add a citizenship question on the 2020 census was thwarted by the Supreme Court in late June. Its end came more conclusively two weeks later when President Donald Trump begrudgingly accepted the ruling. But advocates fear the president’s loud push will still lead to an under-count of immigrants next year. Another…Details
Seifert Law Offices a small, but extremely busy, nationally known boutique law firm focused on representing immigrants and their families. We are seeking to add a bilingual receptionist/administrative assistant to work with us on a part time basis (2-3 days per week – ~20 hours/week). Requirements: • Fluent in English and Spanish (spoken and written);…Details
People in the U.S. are divided about so many things. But — Do we need to be? Maybe not. Wendy Feliz explores the idea of working together while repairing our deepest wounds in the article: Working Together Towards Shared Goals Can Help Heal America’s Deepest Divides. There are two pervasive trends taking hold in America today.…Details
Another illogical attack on immigrants – removing interpreters. It’s no secret that the Department of Justice, under the Trump administration, would like to remove as many non-legal immigrants as possible. But taking away the official interpreter at the first hearing, where the judge must explain the legal terms and choices in precise language, will have…Details
It seems so obvious that children are impacted by immigration enforcement action. On a daily basis we hear of real abuses happening to children who are trying to enter the U.S. with or without families. There are children born here, who are U.S. citizens who are also suffering when a parent faces deportation. Last week…Details
What is happening to immigrants at the border is shocking. Inhumane. It seems worse now because it is, much worse. What is happening to children is especially bad. It needs to change now! There are things that everyone can do to make sure this changes. Below are ways to help and information to call your…Details
You may have heard that the president has been tweeting about an ICE operation. We wish to remind you of a number of things: The purpose is to create panic. Don’t panic. Remember that ICE needs a removal order to deport people. If you do not have a removal order, ICE can only start a…Details
May 31, 2019 our own Lisa Seifert was invited to address the Pacific County Bar Association in South Bend, Washington. This group meets in the iconic Pacific County Courthouse, built in 1851. The presentation was on/about “Washington to Washington, the local impact of national immigration policy”. They had a lively discussion. Several attendees were local…Details
Our very own Lisa Seifert was recently interviewed by Olympia radio host Dick Pust. Lisa gives us an insight into immigration work in general. Please feel free to listen in to the full interview below.
The immigration courts are working to complete cases, but it is very difficult to do, and it looks like the system may break down with more and more backlogs. My colleague Jeff Chase who is an immigration lawyer and former immigration judge, is interviewed by NPR about the situation. Take a listen.