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Experienced former U.S. Immigration officer (having served for over 9 years deciding asylum cases and Withholding of Deporation cases for U.S. Immigration).  Call (408) 966-4140 for an appointment.  She represents individuals and families from around the world in a variety of immigration matters including asylum, green card applications, and citizenship.  A graduate of University of California, Davis School of Law with honors - Order of the Coif- having graduated in the to top 10% of her law school class.  Immediately afterwards selected as a Skadden Arps Fellow by the then #2 lawfirm in the United States. 

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Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 50%
    24 years, 7 thousand cases
  2. Asylum: 50%
    24 years, 7 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Margaret Miller Ibrahim

16275 Monterey Road Suite J
San Jose, CA, 95037

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198902/13/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Skadden Arps FellowshipSkadden Arps Fellowship Foundation1989
American Jurisprudence AwardAmerican Jurisprudence Award1989
Order of the Coif / Legal HonorOrder of the Coif1989
American Jurisprudence AwardAmerican Jurisprudence1988
American Jurisprudence AwardAmerican Jurisprudence1988
American Jurisprudence AwardAmerican Jurisprudence Award1987
Magna Cum LaudeMagna Cum Laude1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration AttorneyLaw Office of Margaret Miller Ibrahim2001 - Present
Guest Lecturer on AsylumSanta Clara University School Of Law2002 - 2004
Asylum Adjudicator / OfficerU.S. Immigration - United States Department Of Justice1992 - 2001
Skadden Fellow - Immigration AttorneyInternational Institute of the East Bay1990 - 1991
Skadden Fellow - Civil Rights AttorneyDisability Rights Education and Defense Fund1989 - 1990
Summer AssociateBrobeck Phleger & Harrison1988 - 1988
ResearcherImmigration Law Clinic, U.C. Davis School of Law1987 - 1988
Law Teaching AsstUniversity of San Diego1987 - 1987
MentorLaw School Preparedness Program1987 - 1987
O.R. Jail Release ProcessorSan Francisco Own Recognizance Project1984 - 1985
County Jail MediatorSan Francisco County Jail Ombudsman Project1983 - 1984
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyer's Committee for Civil RightsMentor2014 - Present
California Bureau of Real EstateBroker2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member1989 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1989 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1989 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1989 - Present
California Bureau of Real Estate AppraisersCalifornia Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of S. K.Asylum Granted
Matter of A.A.Asylum Granted
Matter of R. K.Asylum Granted
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Operations InstructionsOperations Instructions2002
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor - Order of the Coif1989
San Francisco State UniversityCriminal Justice MinorBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
San Francisco State UniversityN/ABachelors Degree - Magna Cum Laude1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lecture SeriesAsylum Law and Practice2005
Santa Clara UniversityAsylum Law Practice2004
Psychologists ConferencePsychologists' Role in Asylum Cases2001