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Associate Clinical Professor of Law Deborah Gonzalez is the Director of the Immigration Clinic. Student Attorneys in the Immigration Clinic are licensed to practice law under Deborah’s license pursuant Article II, Rule 9 Supreme Court Rules. Student Attorneys represent indigent immigrants who...



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Posted by Deborah Gonzalez
01/25/2017 at 05:14 PM
I marched for women's rights. I marched for immigrants’ rights. I marched for equality for all.   These were but a few reasons why I marched in the Women's March on Washington.   I was impressed by the diversity of the people who were in D.C.  They were old and young, disabled and healthy, white, yellow, and brown. They were male, female and transgender, straight and gay.  They came from far and wide -- from California, Maine, Connecticut, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Alabama, to name a few.  They rode in buses to D.C.  from just a few hours to...
Posted by Deborah Gonzalez
01/22/2016 at 09:46 AM
Obtaining my law degree and law license were not easy tasks. I went to college and law school in the evenings while working full time and raising a young daughter. Yet I’m grateful that life has afforded me the good fortune that many others haven’t had, such as having been born in the United States.  Yes, it was fortuitous that I was born here, as my parents are Brazilian.  They came to the U.S. for a better life immediately after their wedding fifty years ago.   And though my siblings and I were born in the U.S., we were fortunate enough to have been raised in Brazil and...
Posted by Deborah Gonzalez
09/23/2015 at 09:06 AM
In the fall of 2009, Roger Williams University School of Law inaugurated its Immigration Clinic -- and there can be no doubt that the work done there has helped many immigrant families from all over the world, changing their lives for the better. A recent example: On August 3, 2015, one of the Immigration Clinic’s first clients, Guinea native Amie Toure, finally reached her American Dream and was sworn in as a United States Citizen.   This outcome would not have been possible without the help and hard work of the various student attorneys who worked on her case, as well as that of...