VA Lawyer Magazine Features Article by Christine Poarch

The October 2014 issue of the VA Lawyer Weekly Magazine features Christine Poarch’s article titled, “When Federal Immigration Law is a State Issue: Special Immigrant Juveniles in Virginia.”

In the article, Christine clarifies why the special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) is determined at the state and local level, how the SIJS cases arrive at the courthouse steps, and why it is important to refer undocumented children to be screened for eligibility of SIJS.

http://www.vsb.org/docs/valawyermagazine/vl1014-immigration-law.pdf

The Federal Lawyer Features Immigration Article by Christine Poarch

The October/November 2014 issue of the Federal Bar Association’s magazine The Federal Lawyer features Christine Poarch’s article titled “Immigration Options for Undocumented Children: Moving from Technical Solutions to Adaptive Change.”

In the article, Christine discusses the challenges of the recent influx of undocumented children, the human dimensions of the changes required to adapt, and developing long-term successful solutions in the community.

http://www.fedbar.org/Federal-Lawyer-Magazine/2014/OctoberNovember/Features/Immigration-Options-for-Undocumented-Children.aspx?FT=.pdf

Christine Poarch Receives the Women of Achievement Award

Poarch Law is pleased to announce that Christine Lockhart Poarch received the Women of Achievement Award for Law at the 12th Annual DePaul Community Resources Luncheon.

The award recognizes and celebrates Christine’s dedication to our clients and how our community is enriched through her contributions.

Christine Poarch Appointed to the Virginia Latino Advisory Board

Christine Lockhart Poarch was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Latino Advisory Board. The Virginia Latino Advisory Board advises the Governor regarding the development of economic, professional, cultural, educational, and governmental links between the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Latino community in Virginia, and Latin America, among other mandates.

Rachel Thompson to Speak at Franklin County Adult Education Forum

Poarch Law attorney Rachel Thompson will be giving a presentation at the Franklin County Adult Education Center on June 26, 2014 in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Her presentation will cover family-based immigration options including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, U Nonimmigrant Visa, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status options.