Attorney Rachel Thompson Interviewed by WDBJ7

Poarch Law attorney Rachel Thompson was interviewed today, June 24, 2015, by WDBJ7. Poarch Law is proud of Rachel and the work she does within the community, always with authentic commitment to and empathy for the clients we serve.

Why #ImmigrationAction Fails

Executive orders are either mind-numbingly boring or quintessentially political and divisive. Along this spectrum, a President may act within his constitutional authority or he may stretch the limits of constitutional propriety. In the immigration context, the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Orders represent a fundamental failure of leadership not just by Congress, or the executive branch, but by you, and me, and everyone who is screaming at their television sets, whether it’s broadcasting Fox News or MSNBC.
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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.

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.

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.