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Ashley Ham Pong '10 is an immigration attorney with the firm of Montagut and Sobral in Falls Church, Va.

She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and her Juris Doctorate from the Roger Williams University School of Law. She is...

Ashley Ham Pong's Archive for March 2015

Posted by Ashley Ham Pong
03/31/2015 at 11:46 AM
It was a sunny summer day in August of 2009 as I sat in a conference room at Roger Williams University’s Providence campus, feeling somewhat like a guinea pig. I was a member of the first class of RWU Law’s Immigration Law Clinic. A few months prior, I had submitted my application and thoughtfully explained my interest in the immigration field. My family’s past – a story of immigration fortunes and misfortunes – was a natural starting point. I often imagined how my ancestors had moved from Africa to the United States, and from China to the West Indies, and how both sides eventually settled in...