Karol Brown Speaks to AILA Conference on using Media to influence case outcomes
Karol Brown spoke at the Pacific Northwest Immigration Law Conference on September 22, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. Her panel was titled, "Weighing Whether to Go to Press or the Public with Your Business Clients." Her co-panelists were Jamie Langton, immigration attorney in Oregon, and Belle Woods, Senior Associate Director of Communications and Digital Outreach for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
World One Law Group has used media attention to help overcome issues for our clients on several occasions. One of our clients was featured in a Seattle Times story that was on the front page, "Travel ban ruling leaves Seattle woman wondering when she will see her husband again." That story was picked up in a Washington Post story about the Muslim ban: "Trump's travel ban caused heartache and suffering. For what?". That client has since been granted a visa and is currently living in Seattle with his wife.
We also used media attention in a case involving an undocumented immigrant who "accidentally" crossed the US-Canada border. His university paper ran a story that was picked up by the Seattle Times in an article headlined "Scramble to help UW graduate who's an illegal immigrant." We also engaged in a social media campaign to urge ICE to grant "deferred action" to this young man with no criminal record and a long history in the United States since childhood. We were able to win deferred action for him and his family members who were brought into the case to try to force him to drop his defense against removal.
World One Law Group uses every resource to get the best outcomes for our clients. If it takes going to the media to pressure US government officials to approve a case, we will make it happen.
This blog is published by the attorneys of World One Law Group, an immigration law firm in Bellevue, Washington. World One specializes in employment and business immigration, family-based immigration, naturalization, as well as asylum, DACA, VAWA, and U-Visa cases.