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Famous Immigrants

Gloria Estefan
Cuba

As an immigrant, I appreciate, far more than the average American, the liberties we have in this country. Silence is a big enemy of morality. I don't want our blunders in history to get repeated.

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
Mexico

This country was built upon people who have come and immigrated to this country. Some of them legally, some of them illegally. In my case, I came in with no documentation and no ability to get a job or an education.

(Twenty years ago, Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa, now 40, was an illegal immigrant working in the vegetable fields of the Central Valley in California. Today he is neurosurgeon, is a Harvard Grad, studies tumors and teaches.)

Licensed to Practice State Law in Colorado and California

Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association   www.aila.org
  • Chamber of the Americas      http://www.chamberoftheamericas.com/
  • Colorado Bar Association    http://www.cobar.org/
  • Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • DC Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association http://www.ailadc.org/
  • Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce   http://www.fauquierchamber.org/
  • Greater Warrenton Chamber of Commerce   http://www.warrentonchamber.org/
  • Fauquier County Bar Association   http://www.fauquierbar.com/index.cfm?action=home
  • Sunday Supper Club   http://www.sundaysupperclub.org/
  • Holistic Entrepreneur Alliance:    http://holisticentrepreneurs.net/   2009 – 2012 Meetings were held at Blue Ridge Immigration Law Center on a monthly basis.
  • National Immigration Law Project http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/  The National Immigration Project (NIPNLG) is a national non-profit that provides legal and technical support to immigrant communities, legal practitioners, and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of noncitizens.
  • Services to Abused Families (SAFE).   http://www.safejourneys.org   SAFE is a non-profit organization providing an Emergency Shelter Program, Crisis Intervention, Sexual Assault Services, Safety Planning, Legal System Advocacy, Individual Peer-to-Peer Counseling, Children’s Services, Teen Education & Prevention Programs, Community Education, and Latino Community Services SAFE services Fauquier, Culpeper, Orange, Madison, and Rappahannock Counties. I served a three year term on the Board.
  • Child Nutrition Inc.,  http://http//www.cni-usda.org Ms. Lipinski served on the Board of Directors of this non-profit program that assists in-home day care providers in preparing nutritional meals and snacks for the children in their care.
  • Capital Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (“CAIR”) http://www.caircoalition.org/
    the Coalition brings together community groups, pro bono attorneys, volunteers and immigrants from the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland working to ensure that all immigrants are treated with fairness, dignity and respect for their human and civil rights.