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To our clients and the general immigrant community: Please click HERE for information about Donald Trump’s recent executive orders.

“Vulnerable immigrants need advocates more than ever before to defend and protect them. We have a new and renewed mission, and this should propel us forward and give us a new purpose. … Immigration lawyers need to be strategic regarding advising clients to apply for citizenship and travel out of the US.  We will use our legal acumen and every skill to protect our clients and our client’s businesses.  We will be the shield for them against all the hateful anti-immigration rhetoric that is bound to manifest itself even more from his supporters.  We will do what we do best with a renewed sense of purpose. … After 9/11, although we feared the worst, there were no drastic limits or moratoriums due to the resilience and strength of the immigration movement.  11/9 poses yet another grave challenge, but we are ready to brace for the fight to defend immigrants in the age of Trump and xenophobia.  And prevail we must as the cause is righteous and just.”

- Cyrus Mehta, November 10, 2016

About Global Law Advocates

Attorney Margaret O’Donnell established Global Law Advocates (GLA) in 2009 in order to live out her principles of compassionate service and legal excellence. She has focused her law practice exclusively in immigration since 1985, and practiced in several law firms and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project before starting her own in 2007.

Over the years, the firm has achieved successful outcomes for many clients, including in complex removal defense cases involving criminal convictions, motions to reopen prior deportation orders and allegations of marriage fraud. Global Law Advocates currently focuses mostly on family-based petitions for legal residence, visas for crime victims, waivers of inadmissibility, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

If you have questions or would like to see if our firm can represent you in your immigration case, please call us at (206) 774-8758, or email us at ekarmen@globallawadvocates.com


Upcoming Legal Clinics and Workshops

Check out the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project’s events page, or view their calendar for details about local legal clinics and workshops on immigrants’ rights.


Presentations by Margaret

Margaret gave a presentation in Spanish on immigrant rights and current immigration options for the undocumented at Palabra Viviente United Methodist Church in Everett on February 4th, and at Ministerios Levantando la Cosecha Church in Kent on March 11th. Please let us know if you’d like a copy of our PowerPoint presentation, or if you would like to arrange a presentation at your school, workplace, community organization, or church. You can contact our office at (206) 774-8758 or lbotz@globallawadvocates.com.

Attorney Margaret O’Donnell is also a playwright! Her new play UNDOCUMENTED made its debut at the Burien Actors Theater in August 2016, followed by two October performances at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle and at The Conservatory in Georgetown, Seattle.

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