Kathleen Maloney

Kathleen Maloney

Maloney PLLC
  • Immigration Law
  • New York, Texas
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Kathleen is an experienced and dedicated immigration attorney whose legal practice is informed by her more than ten years as an immigration attorney at a nonprofit and as an asylum officer and training officer on immigration matters in the federal government. She is a fierce advocate and she will fight for your rights at every opportunity, throughout your case. Contact her today for assistance with your immigration matter.

Practice Area
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Maloney PLLC
- Current
Consultant
Feerick Center for Social Justice, Fordham University School of Law
- Current
•Train and lead teams of legal practitioners assisting people in detention and shelters in Texas and New Mexico in a partnership with Las Americas and Catholic Legal Immigration Network •Established partnership with New York Legal Assistance Group that enables students at Fordham University School of Law to complete pro se asylum applications for families •Initiate pro se clinics for undetected asylum seekers in El Paso. Create training and supervise law students •Developed a six-week training program for Americans for Immigrant Justice in the asylum processing rule, focusing on a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to interviewing. Aided the team to build national capacity for credible fear representation and provide supervision of that team
Training Officer
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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•Aided in the development and delivered a national training on “Particular Social Groups” and helped launch the National Training Curriculum Reference Library •Developed and provided weekly trainings to government directors, asylum officers, supervisory officers and other staff members on law and procedures, interviewing vulnerable populations and country of origin materials, among other subjects •Supervised asylum officers remotely and conducted remote asylum interviews. Provided substantive expertise on asylum law, policy and procedures
Asylum Officer
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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•Reviewed asylum applications and supporting evidence, researched country conditions, interviewed asylees. Made eligibility determinations, produced written assessments supporting asylum decisions and adjudicated applications • Oriented men, woman and children who crossed into the United States and were housed in Texas. Conducted credible fear and reasonable fear screenings and made legal determinations
Adjunct Professor
Columbia Law School
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• Co-taught a seminar course focusing on federal immigration law and New York state family law. Taught law students forms of immigration relief, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, international human rights and child development • Trained students to provide comprehensive direct representation of clients by teaching students litigation skills, interviewing and communications skills, relationship building with clients and ethical considerations
Attorney
Legal Aid Society, Immigration Law Unit
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•Conceptualized, created, helped implement the ICARE project bringing universal representation to children in immigration proceedings in New York City through building a collation with other not-for-profit organizations •Supervised lawyers, law students and Pro Bono attorneys •Represented children in removal proceedings, special immigrant juvenile trials and asylum interviews •Aided clients in filing applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, including: petitions for special immigrant juvenile status, petition for alien relatives, adjustment of status, U visas, T visas, naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, temporary protected status, work authorization and a certificate of citizenship •Co-ran a monthly juvenile docket, assisted daily at the surge docket by creating an intake form and pro se materials, coordinated intake and supervised Pro Bono lawyers’ for immigration relief
Attorney
Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Practice
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• Represented children in family court matters involving child abuse, neglect, custody, support and visitation issues. Developed and implemented case strategies in all phases of a child welfare case. • Interviewed and counseled child clients from newborn to 21 years of age. Negotiated settlements, participated in court conferences, and worked within a multi-disciplinary team. •Advocated for clients outside of court in all areas, including: housing, education, immigration and the provision of social services
Education
Wake Forest University School of Law
J.D. (2004)
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American University
B.A. (1999)
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Awards
Deans' Leadership Award
Wake Forest University School of Law
Professional Associations
New York City Bar
Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law
Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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State Bar of Texas
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
The FERM Program: A Three-Month Assessment Highlighting the Need for a More Family-Centered Approach
Feerick Center for Human Rights
Particular Social Groups
USCIS
Recent Case Law and Precedent: Seriousness of Harm, Credibility, Government Unwilling/Unable
USCIS
How Refugees Obtain Lawful Permanent Status in the United States
Public Service Through Government Employment
Wake Forest University
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. I am looking for an immigration lawyer to help with my cousin's asylum case. He has a master hearing coming up in April.
A: At master calendars judges can take pleading without an attorney in court or they may set deadlines, such as the submission of applications, including asylum. If your cousin does not follow the judge's orders he may be barred from relief. Your cousin should arrive very early for court because often there are long lines to enter the building.

Your cousin should be checking his master calendar date frequently because in NYC these court dates can change. If your cousin does not show up to court, he could be ordered removed in absentia (when he is not present in court). He can check the date, if he has his A number, by calling 1800-898-7180 or by going to this EOIR website: https://acis.eoir.justice.gov/en/

Your cousin should know that in addition to court, he probably has ICE check-ins. It is important that he attends all of these check-ins too.
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Maloney PLLC
330 Winthroup
Medford, MA 02155
Telephone: (617) 447-4140
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Additional office hours by appointment.
Maloney PLLC
Virtual office
Scarborough, ME 04074
Telephone: (617) 447-4140
Notice: Office hours by appointment.
Maloney PLLC
Virtual office
New York, NY 10028
Telephone: (617) 447-4140
Notice: Office hours by appointment.