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Retired Foreign Service Officer Shares His Expertise with the Immigration Clinic

Last week, retired Foreign Service Officer Peter Ganser presented to Immigration Clinic students about consular processing at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. Mr. Ganser’s presentation to Clinic students spanned two class sessions. In his first class, Mr. Ganser presented to students about the structure of embassies, the visa application process at consulates, and consular interviews.   In his second class, Mr. Ganser conducted mockContinue reading “Retired Foreign Service Officer Shares His Expertise with the Immigration Clinic”

Collaborating Across Clinics to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

By Darryl Cunningham, Director of the William & Mary Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinics Since 1987, Domestic Violence Awareness Month has been used to draw attention to the many lives impacted by interpersonal violence.  Once again, October brings us to that focal point. While the violent, controlling, and inappropriate behaviors continue to exist, timeContinue reading “Collaborating Across Clinics to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence”

Information on Immigration Court Now Published in Mandarin

In September 2021, the Immigration Clinic published its resources on Immigration Court in Mandarin. Yvonne He, J.D. ’22, a student currently enrolled in the Clinic, translated the materials in addition to her ongoing case work. The resources were created to help immigrants who may not have an attorney access basic information about the Arlington Immigration Court, such as how to check the status of their caseContinue reading “Information on Immigration Court Now Published in Mandarin”

Fifteen Work Permits Granted for Immigration Clinic Clients

This summer was a busy one at the William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic. The Clinic received approvals for fifteen clients to be granted work authorization in the United States. The clients granted work authorization are all asylum seekers with applications pending before the Immigration Court or the Department of Homeland Security. The clients include trans womenContinue reading “Fifteen Work Permits Granted for Immigration Clinic Clients”

How You Can Help a Local Afghan Family

The William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic is working with a Hampton Roads family to apply for humanitarian parole for a family member who remains in Afghanistan. Humanitarian parole would help this family member enter the United States and stay while applying for another kind of permanent status, such as asylum, a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV), or aContinue reading “How You Can Help a Local Afghan Family”

Clinic Director Speaks to the Virginia Gazette about Afghan Refugee Crisis

William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic Director Stacy Kern-Scheerer spoke with Abigail Adcox of the Virginia Gazette about the Afghan Refugee Crisis. Stacy discussed her experience volunteering at Fort Lee. “There are a lot of challenges in this situation and plus, you know, we have a population that has been and is experiencing something very traumatic,” she said.Continue reading “Clinic Director Speaks to the Virginia Gazette about Afghan Refugee Crisis”

Immigration Clinic Director Speaks with Virginia Public Media about the Afghan Refugee Crisis

William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic Director Stacy Kern-Scheerer spoke with Patrick Larsen of Virginia Public Media about the Afghan Refugee Crisis. Stacy emphasized the importance of having access to an attorney to help Afghans once they arrive in the United States.  “In this particular circumstance, it’s complexity on top of crisis,” Stacy said, referring to theContinue reading “Immigration Clinic Director Speaks with Virginia Public Media about the Afghan Refugee Crisis”

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