Immigration Law Section



Jonelle Ocloo
Law Offices of Jonelle Ocloo LLC
6700 Alexander Bell Dr
Ste 200
Columbia, MD 21046-2105
P: (410) 884-3131
F: (410) 884-3104

Section Dues: $10

Webinar Video: Advanced-level Special Immigrant Juvenile Status presentation -- Learn how to represent children in removal proceedings before both the family court and the immigration court
Presenter: Van Doan, Esq.
Recorded September 24, 2014 (Available to Section Members only!)

Cover Sheet for Lodging Asylum Application

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Offenses Presentation Slides (PDF)

Recommended Attachments for Approved Asylum Cases
Asylee Benefits Attachment 1 |
Asylee Benefits Attachment 2

Article: “Warning: This Article May Better Inform You About Stricklandís Prejudice Prong In Post-Conviction Relief Cases After Padilla V. Kentucky - By Eric H. Singer
PDF | January 15, 2013

Recent Meeting Minutes: January 30, 2013


Webinar: Advanced-level Crimmigration - Learn how to represent foreign born nationals in proceedings before USCIS and the immigration court
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 1:00 pm
Over the past year, the Fourth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court has issued decisions that have impacted our clients significantly. Tune in to listen to the developments in the area of crimmigration.
Panelist: Rachel Ullman, Esquire
Register now!


Bylaws Amended
On November 29, 2012, the MSBA Immigration Section voted to amend its bylaws, Article III, Section 2 and the following Amendment passed:
“There shall be a Section Council, the voting members of which shall consist of the officers and sixteen (16) voting members-at-large (which shall include one ( 1) “academic” member who shall be associated, either full or part-time as a professor, with the Immigration Law programs and/or clinics at a university, college or law school in the state of Maryland). Any past chair may seek a position as officer or Council member-at-large and may become a voting member of the Council for as long as the past chair holds a position of officer or Council member-at-large. At the conclusions of any term as officer or Council member-at-large, a past chair automatically reverts to a non-voting member of the Council.”


2012/2013 ANNUAL REPORT:

This Section partnered with Kids In Need of Assistance (KIND) to educate family practitioners and court personnel in Anne Arundel County on representing abused and neglected children in removal proceedings. Its members volunteered twice a month at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s Immigration Clinic to consult with indigent noncitizens in removal proceedings, and volunteered in February with a pro bono project that consults with the underserved noncitizen population in Harford County. The Section also worked with the Baltimore Immigration Court for the first time to create a Pro Bono Panel so experienced immigration litigators can serve unrepresented, indigent clients in the Baltimore Immigration Court. It organized its first CLE conference, and will present a joint panel with the Labor & Employment Section at the MSBA Annual Meeting.

2011/2012 ANNUAL REPORT:

Hina Younis v. Nauman Farooqi
CIVIL NO. CCB-07-1393

Memorandum Opinion

Meeting Minutes:

Meeting Minutes
June 6, 2013

Meeting Minutes
January 30, 2013

Meeting Minutes
November 29, 2012

Meeting Minutes
July 25, 2012

Minutes of the MSBA/MVA meeting
March 7, 2011

Meeting Minutes
February 19, 2009

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