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Kate McCarroll published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly - "Remembering 'Sara and Jane': Thoughts on immigration law and abuse victims seeking asylum"

July 20, 2018

Congratulations to Kate McCarroll, member (immigration), whose opinion piece "Remembering 'Sara and Jane' - Thoughts on immigration law and abuse victims seeking asylum" was published by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Excerpt: "Early in my career, I handled asylum cases for two women who fled to the United States because they had been abused by their husbands and feared further harm. They were the only asylum cases I ever handled. Each won her claim, and I am hopeful that they are now U.S. citizens, living happy, productive, safe lives in the country that opened its arms to them when they were most afraid." You can also read the full text here.


Kate McCarroll practices in the area of immigration and nationality law and leads the firm's Immigration and Nationality law group. She has extensive experience in employment-related immigration law, including inbound and outbound immigration; I-9 and immigration-related compliance training; and, assisting corporations with Department of Labor/Department of Homeland Security audits.  Kate has also handled immigration matters involving criminal and inadmissibility issues; family-based immigration; and asylum proceedings.

Kate is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy. She is a mentor through the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she answers questions from new and seasoned attorneys from around the country. She provides pro bono support to military families through AILA. She also offers pro bono counsel through the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center and serves on the International Medical Graduate Taskforce, where she lobbies on behalf of physician-related immigration issues.

In 2012, she was named to the Michigan Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list. In 2016, Kate was selected as a “Michigan Super Lawyer” in immigration law.  She was nominated as one of the "10 Best" Immigration Attorneys for Michigan by the American Institute of Legal Counsel, Immigration Division, in 2016. She was recognized by Crain's Detroit Business as one of their Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan - 2017.

VIDEO (here): Kerr Russell attorneys Kate McCarroll and Katherine Cser discuss the top five issues today in immigration, labor and employment law: Sexual Harrassment, Transgender Employees, Employment Manuals (NLRB's Boeing Decision), Department of Homeland Security Oversight, Immigration Challenges.


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