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Category: VLP News

01/03/15: Buffalo News runs piece on Immigration; VLP’s Sophie Feal and Batavia Programs featured

“Judges at the Federal Detention Center in Batavia grant less than 20 percent of all asylum claims, according to new data from Syracuse University. The high denial rates in Batavia, and to a lesser extent at immigration court in Buffalo, can be linked to the higher than normal number of asylum seekers without legal representation. ‘We know from experience that asylum seekers with attorneys have a much greater chance of being granted asylum,’ said Sophie…
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12/01/14: VLP CEO honored in the September Edition of Legal Elite of Western New York

  The Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Managing Attorney and CEO, Robert Elardo , and Supervising Attorney, Sophie Feal , appeared in Buffalo Business First’s and Buffalo Law Journal’s Legal Elite of Western New York September Publication. Bob got his B.A. from the University at Buffalo and his J.D. from the SUNY Buffalo Law School. “The Bar is very congenial. There are so many lawyers willing to go out of their way to help other lawyers or…
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