About Alma L. David

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Alma L. David graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Francisco’s School of Law in 2008.  After working with Rios & Cruz, P.S., as an Associate Attorney and Partner for six years, she joined Global Justice Law Group in 2015.  Alma practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. She has worked in private practice and volunteered her time with various non-profits throughout her career.  Prior to attending law school, Alma worked in human rights advocacy.  Alma is admitted to the California State Bar Association and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Alma is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she has served on the Executive Committee and Co-Chaired the ICE Liaison committee of AILA’s Washington chapter.  She has been a presenter and speaker at various AILA events and conferences.  Her practice focuses on removal defense, U visas, asylum, family-based petitions, and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Administrative Appeals Office, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Community Activities

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter.  ICE Liaison Committee, member, 2014-present.

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter.  Executive Committee, 2013-2014.

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter.  I-LAMP Mentor, 2012-2014.

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter.  ICE Liaison Committee, Co-Chair, 2011-2013.

Kids in Need of Defense, Volunteer Attorney.

Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice, Volunteer Attorney.

Northwest Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, Volunteer Attorney.

Latino Bar Association, Volunteer Attorney.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Volunteer Attorney.

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, Volunteer Law Student Representative.

Presentations

Advanced Asylum and Withholding Issues, March, 2015, AILA NW Regional Immigration Law Conference, Co-Panelist and Moderator

Asylum Chat, December 2014, AILA WA, Co-Panelist

Prosecutorial Discretion, May, 2014, AILA NW Regional Immigration Law Conference, Co-Panelist

Published Cases/Publications

Matter of W-G-R-, 26 I&N Dec. 20 (BIA 2014)

An Updated overview of the Inspection and Admission Process and the Impact of the Interpretation of the interpretation of “Admission” in Removal Proceedings, AILA, Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law, 2015-16 edition, co-authored with Manuel Rios (forthcoming)

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