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R. Mark Frey

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  1. Immigration: 100%


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  • Toni Maschler

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    Toni Maschler Immigration Attorney
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  • F. J. Capriotti III

    I have met with and worked with Mark for many, many years. In my opinion he is highly skilled and extremely competent.


    F. Capriotti Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

R. Mark Frey Attorney At Law

2151 Hamline Ave N
Suite 206
St Paul, MN, 55113-4226


MNAuthorized to practice198806/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
President's Award to MSBA Human Rights Committee (Co-chair)MInnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)2014
Volunteer of the Year AwardAdvocates for Human Rights2010
Wall of Tolerance HonoreeSouthern Poverty Law Center1999
RecognizedWho's Who in American Law -MarquisN/A
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association: Refugee & Asylum Liaison Committee (National)Member2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association: Distance Learning Committee (National)Former Co-chair2011 - 2012
Pro Se Project of the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, and the Federal Bar Association, Minnesota ChapterParticipating Attorney2011 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationAdvisory Board Member--Immigration Law Section2010 - 2012
Minnesota State Bar Association: Haiti Relief CommitteeMember2010 - 2010
National Campaign to Safeguard the Due Process Rights of Mentally Ill and Developmentally Disabled People (Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition)Steering Committee Member2009 - 2010
Minnesota State Bar Association: Diversity Planning Task ForceMember2009 - 2010
City of Shoreview, MN Human Rights CommissionFormer Member and Chair1995 - 2013
Minnesota State Bar Association, Human Rights CommitteeFormer Co-chair and Member1995 - 2014
Haitian Asylum Project (Catholic Emergency Legal Aid for Haitians), Miami, FlVolunteer Attorney1992 - 1992
Advocates for Human RightsConsulting Attorney and Member1987 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyMemberN/A
National Immigration ProjectMemberN/A
MInnesota State Bar Association: Immigration Law SectionFormer Chair and MemberN/A
American Bar Association (Immigration Law Section)MemberN/A
Immigrant Legal Resource CenterMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Asian American Press (March 3)"'What's Going On' in Washington?"2015
Asian American Press (May 20)"Come Together: the healing power of music."2015
Asian American Press (June 26)"Reflections on Independence Day."2015
Bench & Bar of Minnesota (July)"Immigration Law - Notes and Trends."2015
Asian American Press (January 29)"Winter Ruminations from Minnesota."2015
Bench & Bar of Minnesota (September)"Immigration Law - Notes and Trends."2015
Bench & Bar of Minnesota (January)"Immigration Law - Notes and Trends."2015
Korean Quarterly (Winter)"Immigration 2015: Republicans, it's time to govern, not obstruct."2015
Asian American Press (September 2)"Just Give Me the Facts about Immigrants and Immigration."2015
Asian American Press (April 6)"What, Me Worry?"2015
Asian American Press (June 5)"President Obama's Executive Actions: the saga continues."2015
Bench & Bar of Minnesota (March)"Immigration Law - Notes and Trends."2015
Asian American Press (October 2)"Something Bigger than Ourselves: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965."2015
The Federal Lawyer (September)REVIEW: "Strange Neighbors - The Role of States in Immigration Policy." Hessick, Carissa Byrne and Gabriel J. Chin, eds. New York University Press. New York, NY.2015
Korean Quarterly (Spring)"Stepping around Congress: President Obama's executive actions now in the hands of the courts."2015
Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law, 2015-16 Ed. (AILA Publications)"A Brief Overview of Forms of Relief in Removal Proceedings."2015
Asian American Press"They're Back: Immigration and Presidential Politics in 2015."2015
Bench & Bar of Minnesota (June)"Immigration Law - Notes and Trends."2015
Asian American Press (September 19, 2014)"It's Lonely at the Top."2014
Asian American Press (November 22, 2014)"Immigrants and Civil Rights: the Struggle for Justice Continues."2014
Bench & Bar of Minnesota (May/June)"Immigration Law - Notes and Trends."2014
Korean Quarterly (Winter)"Immigration 2013: A year in review."2014
Bench & Bar of Minnesota (March)"Immigration Law - Notes and Trends."2014
Asian American Press (January 17, 2014)"2014: New Hopes for a New Year!"2014
Asian American Press (May 16, 2014)"The numbers don't lie."2014
Bench & Bar of Minnesota (January)"Pride's Progeny: Legal Ramifications of Same-Sex Marriage."2014
Bench & Bar of Minnesota (November)"Immigration Law - Notes and Trends."2014
Korean Quarterly (Summer)"What now, America?: An Independence Day reflection on political obstructionism and people power."2014
Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law, 2014-15 Ed. (AILA Publications)"A Brief Overview of Relief in Removal Proceedings."2014
Asian American Press (August 1, 2014)"Unaccompanied Children from Central America: It's all about perspective."2014
Korean Quarterly (Fall)"Is President Obama Overstepping his Bounds?"2014
Asian American Press (Dec. 24, 2014)"Immigration 2014: A year in review."2014
Asian American Press (March 14, 2014)"Naturalization and Military Service."2014
Asian American Press (October 10, 2014)"Playing the Odds: Registering for the DV-Lottery Program."2014
Asian American Press (June 27, 2014)"Independence Day: Immigrants and the Great American Experiment."2014
Korean Quarterly (Spring)"By the Numbers: statistics demonstrate immigrants are a political and economic force to be reckoned with."2014
The Federal Lawyer (May/June)REVIEW: "Louis D. Brandeis's MIT Lectures on Law (1892-1894)." Robert F. Cochran, Jr., ed. Carolina Academic Press.2014
Asian American Press (February 14, 2014)"Immigrants and Military Service."2014
Bench & Bar of Minnesota (September)"Immigration Law - Notes and Trends."2014
Asian American Press (April 18, 2014)"MAVNI Recruiting and Immigrants."2014
Bench & Bar of Minnesota (July)"Immigration Law - Notes and Trends."2014
Asian American Press (June 8, 2013)"Summertime and the Livin' is Easy."2013
Korean Quarterly (Summer)"The Train is Leaving the Station: House Republicans face crucial choices this summer in taking sides on immigration reform."2013
Asian American Press (August 9, 2013)"Comprehensive Immigration Reform is Only Common Sense."2013
Asian American Press (November 16, 2013)"Remembering JFK, Part Two"2013
Asian American Press (December 14, 2013)"Temporary Protected Status for the Philippines."2013
Asian American Press (June 28, 2013)"Born on the Fourth of July."2013
The Federal Lawyer (June)REVIEW: "The Immigration Crucible - Transforming Race, Nation, and the Limits of the Law." Kretsedemas, Philip. Columbia University Press.2013
Korean Quarterly (Winter)REVIEW: "James Scarth Gale and his History of the Korean People." Rutt, Richard. Royal Asiatic Society.2013
Asian American Press (March 8, 2013)"Unleashing the Creative Force of Immigrants in Our Communities."2013
Asian American Press (October 12, 2013)"October is DV-Lottery Month."2013
Asian American Press (April 5, 2013)"Immigration Reform in a New Season of Hope."2013
Asian American Press (January 5, 2013)"Immigration Enforcement and Detainers: An Evolving Policy."2013
Asian American Press (November 9, 2013)"Remembering JFK, Part One."2013
Asian American Press (February 8, 2013)"2013: The Year of Comprehensive Immigration Reform."2013
The Federal Lawyer (April)REVIEW: "Drops of Remembrance." Bracete, Juan M. Vantage Press.2013
Immigration Practice Toolbox, 4th Ed.Contributor on "Political Asylum"2013
Korean Quarterly (Fall)"New Citizens, New Visa Holders in the News."2013
Asian American Press (September 6, 2013)"US: A Nation of Immigrants."2013
Korean Quarterly (Spring)"Change in the Wind (and in the Polls): Is this the Year for Comprehensive Immigration Reform?"2013
Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law, 2013-14 Ed. (AILA Publications)."A Brief Overview of Forms of Relief in Removal Proceedings."2013
Asian American Press (May 3, 2013)"Fear is Not the Answer."2013
The Federal Lawyer (September)REVIEW: "Law and the Borders of Belonging in the Long Nineteenth Century United States." Welke, Barbara. Cambridge University Press.2012
Korean Quarterly (Fall)"Political Parties, Platforms, and Immigrants: A Deconstruction of the Two Choices in the Upcoming Election."2012
Asian American Press (September 14, 2012)"Exercise of Discretion: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals."2012
Asian American Press (June 15, 2012)"The Secure Communities Program in MInnesota."2012
Asian American Press (July 6, 2012)"It's Time for Comprehensive Immigration Reform."2012
Asian American Press (October 26, 2012)"Political Parties, Platforms, and Immigrants."2012
The Federal Lawyer (January/February)REVIEW: "Citizenship, Borders, and Human Needs." Rogers M. Smith, Ed. University of Pennsylvania Press.2012
The Federal Lawyer (December)REVIEW: "Show Trials: How Property Gets More Legal Protection Than People in Our Failed Immigration System." Afrasiabi, Peter. Envelope Books.2012
Asian American Press (November 30, 2012)"Lincoln, Immigrants, and these United States."2012
Forms and Fundamentals (AILA Publications)ANNOTATIONS to Form I-751: Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. With Heather L. Poole and Ginger McGuire.2011
Forms and Fundamentals (AILA Publications)"A Brief Overview of Forms of Relief in Removal Proceedings."2011
Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law: Guidance and Tips for Successful Practice (AILA Publications)"A Brief Review of Relief in Removal Proceedings."2010
Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law: Guidance and Tips for Successful Practice (AILA Publications)"A Brief Review of Relief in Removal Proceedings."2009
Law and Aliens. Family Law Section. Minnesota State Bar Association."Violence Against Foreign National Spouses and Children: The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Immigration Relief."2002
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of IowaAnthropologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of IowaCultural AnthropologyMA - MastersN/A
University of California - DavisSocial AnthropologyMA - MastersN/A
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Federal Bar Association - Asylum Conference. American University Washington College of Law. Washington, D.C. (February 21, 2014)Panelist on "How to Prepare the Most Compelling Case: Gathering Probative and Consistent Evidence."2014
A Discussion about Changes in the Areas of Family, Labor & Employment, Immigration, Probate & Trust, and Tax Law.Facilitator on "Same-Sex Marriage: A General Overview of Changes with Implications for Practitioners at the State and Federal Levels."2013
2012 Upper Midwest Immigration ConferenceModerator on "When All Else Fails: Prosecutorial Discretion."2012
A Tour of the Immigration History Research Center and its Archives, University of Minnesota.Facilitator on "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free."2011
A Discussion with Local Immigration Judges about Professionalism in Immigration CourtModerator on Professionalism in Immigration Courts: An interview with our local immigration judges. Minneapolis.2011
A Discussion about Highlights of the 2011 AILA Annual Conference, San Diego, CAAILA National Conference Recap2011
2011 Federal Bar Association Annual Immigration Law Seminar, Memphis, TNCompetency Issues: Working with the Mentally Disabled Respondent, Memory Loss, PTSD, and Other Competency Issues.2011
2011 Federal Bar Association Annual Immigration Law Seminar, Memphis, TNTPS and NACARA: What to do with an RFE or Denial.2011
2011 AILA Annual Conference, San Diego, CAThe I-751 and Removal of Conditions on Residence.2011
A Discussion About Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR), Minneapolis, MNModerator on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR)2010
2010 Upper Midwest Immigration Conference, Bloomington, MNModerator on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and I-9 Audits2010
2010 Federal Bar Association Annual Immigration Law Seminar, Memphis, TNFamily Relationships, Joint Sponsorship, and Affidavits of Support.2010
2010 AILA Annual Conference, Washington, DCAsylum or Withholding Victory! Now What?2010
2009 Upper Midwest Immigration ConferenceBona Fide Relationships and Child Status Protection Act, Parts One and Two2009
2009 AILA Fall Conference, Boston, MAApplications for Relief and Waivers2009
2009 AILA Annual ConferenceInadmissibility and Deportability Defenses2009