Bar Association Immigration Law Pro Bono Award will be
presented to Reading-based lawyers Bridget Cambria, Carol Anne
Donohoe and Jacquelyn M. Kline during the statewide
association's May 13 Annual Meeting Awards Breakfast in
The award recognizes PBA members practicing immigration law who
have provided a unique service that has resulted in significant
provision of legal services on a pro bono basis to the neediest of
foreign nationals. The winners are selected in consultation with
PBA leadership. The award is sponsored by the business immigration
law firm of Green and Spiegel LLC.
Cambria, Donohoe and Kline have represented many immigrant
families in the Berks County Residential Center, based in Bern
Township, who are involved in immigration removal proceedings. The
three lawyers have represented more than 200 asylum-seeking clients
and have won many asylum and withholding cases.
Green and Spiegel LLC has made a donation of
$1,500 in honor of the three lawyers to the Pennsylvania Bar
Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the PBA, to benefit the PBA
Pro Bono Office.
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February 8, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 4th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 54th overall, inviting 3664 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 447, continuing a steady decline from previous draws.
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The Federal government plans to enact regulatory changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Full details will be announced when the federal government delivers its budget, expected in late February or early March.
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