Major: Political Science; Minor in International Studies (Class of 2010)
Languages: Assyrian Aramaic, Spanish, German
Quote: I am an immigration attorney who focuses on family-based immigration, humanitarian immigration, and removal defense. A typical week involves an asylum interview, correspondence with U.S. embassies and consulates abroad, and arguing in Immigration Court on behalf of a client, among other types of cases. My job requires extensive knowledge on the law but also demands that a practitioner understands country conditions, human rights reports, background on countries of origin, and current events in the intending immigrant’s area of the world. My experience in International Studies helped prepare me for how to best familiarize and acquaint myself with clients’ perspectives as immigrants to the United States from a different part of the world. My International Studies experience helps me formulate and articulate arguments before the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and the Department of Justice. I am happy to be able to share perspective with most of my clients in representing them in their immigration case.