Immigration Law

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Helen (Jugovic) Tarokic (JD ’06) receives national AILA award for mentoring immigration lawyers

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)  will recognize Helen (Jugovic) Tarokic (JD ’06) of Wilmington, North Carolina, with the national 2018 Sam Williamson Mentor Award for her outstanding efforts and excellent counsel to immigration attorneys. The award, in particular, recognizes her work with helping human trafficking survivors and teaching other lawyers about complex creative business immigration options. Continue reading »

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Helen (Jugovic) Tarokic (JD ’10), Bradley Setzer (JD ’16) featured in WilmingtonBiz for tackling immigration law

Helen (Jugovic) Tarokic (JD ’10) and Bradley Setzer (JD ’16) are featured in the following story, “Tarokic Tackles Immigration Law,” which was written by Cece Nunn and published by WilmingtonBiz on April 21, 2017. An excerpt follows:

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Professor Margaret Taylor’s essay on immigration appeals decisions posted on Law Professor Blogs Network

Professor Margaret Taylor‘s essay, “Midnight Agency Adjudication: Attorney General Review of Board of Immigration Appeals Decisions,” was posted on Law Professor Blogs Network on July 20, 2016.  The article was also posted on Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and will appear in the Iowa Law Review.

In the essay, Professor Taylor explores the timing of contemporary Attorney General review authority in immigration appeals decisions from an administrative law perspective.  The abstract follows.

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Helen Tarokic (JD ’06) and Rebekah Garcia (JD ’14) interviewed by WECT about SCOTUS immigration decision

Helen Tarokic (JD ’06), an immigration attorney at Helen Tarokic Law, PLLC , and Rebekah Garcia (JD ’14), an associate attorney at Helen Tarokic Law, PLLC, were interviewed for the WECT story Supreme Court ruling will impact thousands in New Hanover County, which aired on June 23, 2016.  The print story follows.

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Professor Margaret Taylor’s article regarding non-LPR cancellation featured on immigration blog

Professor Margaret Taylor’s article, “What Happened to Non-LPR Cancellation? Rationalizing Immigration Enforcement by Restoring Durable Relief from Removal” is featured in the Las Vegas/Reno Family Immigration Blog from Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Taylor is well known for her teaching and research on immigration detention policy and the deportation of criminal offenders. She is a recipient of the school’s Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award and of the Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She has testified on immigration detention before Congress and the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform.  Continue reading »

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Professor Margaret Taylor among law professors filing amici brief in Mellouli v. Holder

Professor Margaret Taylor is one of 89 law professors across the country filing an amici brief to support the petitioner of the Mellouli v. Holder case, which is currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading »

Greensboro Attorney Gerry Chapman tells Immigration Law Society members reforms are difficult

Greensboro Immigration Attorney Gerry Chapman spoke to law students about the practice of immigration law and the ins and outs of his work on Wednesday, April 9, at a lunch event hosted by the Immigration Law Society.  Continue reading »