The Law Office of Miguel Palmeiro, LLC Sponsors
Maryland Law IMPACTO Award
On February 24, 2016 at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, the Law Office of Miguel Palmeiro, LLC was proud to sponsor the IMPACTO Award Reception. This year’s honoree was Jose Pertierra, Esq., an immigration attorney in Washington, D.C. Mr. Pertierra has been a staunch advocate for immigrants in the U.S. and around the world. As a firm comprised of a majority of first and second generation immigrants we take pride in our legal and cultural advocacy for immigrants fighting to establish their rights in the U.S. In his speech accepting the IMPACTO Award, Mr. Pertierra spoke of fondly of the big cases that made him famous, but drove home the importance of everyday cases, those that help the people most. “That’s what we aim to do at our firm,” Miguel Palmeiro, Esq. said, “provide top quality representation to all of our clients. The little guys matter to us the most. Our ultimate goal is to always keep families together.”
Eric Suarez, a third year law student at Maryland Law and Law Clerk at the Law Office of Miguel Palmeiro, LLC, emphasized the significance of Mr. Pertierro on Cuban-American attorneys, “Mr. Pertierra is a leader and powerhouse immigration attorney. As a fellow Cuban-American, I am very proud of his advocacy and hope to be able to work for the people that need it most, especially in our immigrant community.”
At the firm everyone takes pride in the cases that normally would go unnoticed: a legal permanent resident getting to waive his U.S. flag for the first time as an American Citizen; a wife and a husband no longer fearing that they’ll be separated after he is able to adjust his status; or a DREAMER who qualifies for DACA. Some of the most challenging cases have also been the most rewarding: the asylum seeker who gets to stay and escape persecution and death or the detainee who is able to get out on bond after being denied bond on multiple occasions.
Just this month, Mr. Palmeiro and Mr. Suarez filed a custody appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals challenging the decision of an immigration judge in Lumpkin, Georgia.