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Public Service and Pro Bono

Commitment to Making a Difference

We have a sincere commitment to serve the communities in which we work and live.  The team at Tafapolsky & Smith believes in using its strengths to help individuals in need and community-centered efforts.  

In partnership with individuals, we address specific immigration matters to ensure success in their personal goals. Our firm’s pro bono efforts include representing various indigent people in asylum /deportation cases:

  • Eritrean granted withholding of Deportation by an Immigration Judge
  • Guatemalan granted asylum from the Asylum Office and their Green Cards were procured in immigration court due to special identity issues
  • Filed Guatemalan Asylum & Suspension of Deportation application for indigenous Quiche Indian from Guatemala

However, our commitment to making a difference doesn’t stop there; fundamental changes start with legislation. We dedicate many hours to public service and make changes to the laws surrounding immigration.

A list of the public service and communities we have supported includes:

  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center: Sponsor training and provide monetary support
  • Asian Women’s Shelter: Provide meeting space and monetary support
  • New Microsoft KIND program which is an organization that fights against the deportation of children
  • Provide consultation and advice for San Francisco Zen Center
  • Assist Japanese Chamber of Commerce of N.A. to procure visas for Christmas party entertainers
  • Cadence Stars and Strikes sponsor each year
  • Volunteers for American Immigration Lawyers Association:

    • Nebraska Service Center Liaison
    • Local Advocacy and congressional Liaison
    • Speaking engagements and webinars of all types

If you would like to know more about our public service and pro bono efforts, please contact us.

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