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Attorney Elizabeth Simpson, ...
www.indyweek.com, 28 June 2012 [cached]
Attorney Elizabeth Simpson, who co-defended them with the SCSJ since 2010, said, "This case was a long shot; we had justice on our side but not the law.
said, "The reason we won this case is because of the multiple strategies employed.
Elizabeth Simpson was an immigration legal fellow with the Southern Coalition with SCSJ from Sept 2010 to Sept 2011.
She is currently a staff attorney at Prisoner Legal Services.
Tags: Iglesia Buen Pastor, immigration, Elizabeth Simpson, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Chairperson: Beth ...
www.afumc.org, 22 Sept 2009 [cached]
Chairperson: Beth Simpson
SCSJ's Elizabeth Simpson ...
southerncoalition.org, 25 Oct 2011 [cached]
SCSJ's Elizabeth Simpson represented Gomez in his immigration and civil rights case.
Since undocumented immigrants cannot ...
reason.com, 13 June 2011 [cached]
Since undocumented immigrants cannot legally obtain driverâ€™s licenses in many states, 287(g) and Secure Communities invite racial profiling of Hispanics through license checkpoints and traffic patrols. â€œIf the only charge they could find to put on a driver is driving while license revoked,â€ says Elizabeth Simpson, an immigration lawyer with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice who is representing Gomez pro bono, â€œI have to wonder why they pulled him over in the first place.â€
took on the case in December, Gomez had to prepare his
own pleadings. â€œApparently he
was convincing enough that the judge kept giving him more time,â€ Simpson
says, â€œwhich is actually fairly remarkable.â€
Simpsonâ€™s defense emphasizes the circumstances of Gomezâ€™s arrest.
has the burden of proving he
is an illegal immigrant, but any evidence it might present could have come only from an unjustified line of questioning by the Raleigh police officers, who have no authority to enforce immigration law.
wants a hearing on whether any of that evidence is admissible.
At a recent hearing, Simpson
says, Cassidy considered her arguments for suppressing the evidence and terminating the removal process.
thinks Gomezâ€™s alleged beating could be the factor that temporarily gains him legal status in the United States.
southerncoalition.org, 21 June 2011 [cached]
Staff Attorney, Immigration
Elizabeth Simpson is an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow and staff attorney working on issues related to immigrants' rights, particularly discriminatory enforcement of immigration laws by county sheriffs.
Before law school, Elizabeth worked for Florida ACORN, supporting community organizing work in Miami, Florida, and she lived in a Catholic Worker community in Houston, Texas, welcoming new immigrants as they arrived in the country.