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The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national bar association of more than 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides con... more.
Program summary | Berkshire Immigrant Center
Michele Sisselman, a licensed immigration attorney with over ten year's experience, provides pro-bono consultations on behalf of the Center's clients and staff.
Michele represents clients before US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of State (DOS), Department of Labor (DOL) and other relevant agencies in all steps of processes necessary to obtain temporary or permanent immigration status in the United States. Michele is an active member in the New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is a frequent speaker and presenter on immigration issues.
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"Of course they're all afraid," declared attorney Michele Sisselman of Pittsfield, a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Attorney Sisselman agrees. She charges that state cops park in the lot outside Marshalls' discount store on the Pittsfield-Lenox Road and run license plates of Hispanics shopping inside.
Attorney Michele Sisselman of Watertown, a consultant to Berkshire Immigrant Center in Pittsfield, met with the eight last weekend in Rhode Island.She passed along information gathered from the detainees to civil rights groups here and in Boston, who denounced the state police for collaborating in the roundup in violation of Gov.Late Wednesday, Sisselman apologized, explaining that she had passed on mistaken information provided by the eight detainees, who believed that the state police were involved."There has been a misunderstanding: These people thought they were being detained by state police," she said.She and other advocates said the immigrants were aware of ongoing controversy over state police involvement with ICE raids.State police also have been accused of initiating immigration status inquiries during routine traffic stops, a practice that has been restricted by the governor but has nevertheless instilled distrust of law enforcement among immigrants who may be victims of crime or witnesses to crime."It's because there is so much fear in the Berkshires of law enforcement among immigrants, and this is how they expressed it to me," Sisselman said.Those three had pre-existing plane tickets to return to Brazil, Sisselman said this week, adding that she believed they were within their legal rights to be in the United States.
Berkshire Eagle Online - Headlines
Lubia Gonzalez, 8, of Pittsfield, sits with her mother Juana and brother Oscar, 1, as they talk with attorney Michele Sisselman during Immigrant Day at the First Baptist Church in Pittsfield.Alvaro, who'd like to become a U.S. citizen, booked a session with immigration lawyer Michele Sisselman, one of a handful of lawyers who volunteered their services yesterday.Sisselman called Alvaro "an overstay," and said she encounters his situation quite often."Your visa has expired and if you go home, you won't be able to come back to the U.S. for 10 years," she told Alvaro."Give the Senate some time.