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Triche Immigration Appeals

Triche Immigration Appeals is a sole proprietorship under Dr. Alicia Triche, a licensed U.S. immigration attorney. Our office is focused solely on legal research and writing. We offer direct legal representation for clients facing US immigration appeals, and á la carte services for U.S. attorneys. Our physical offices are located in Memphis, Tennessee, but Dr. Triche’s Maryland law license allows for the practice of immigration law throughout the United States. All hiring is done through the consultation process, and both consultations and office visits are by appointment only.

Contact Triche Immigration Appeals today if you need legal assistance with Immigration Appeals.

To request a consultation, call or text our case manager, Ms. Clara Ospina White, at 901-654-6821. We do NOT accept calls from detention facilities, but we are available for hire by detainees if arrangements are made timely before the relevant deadlines.

Dr. Alicia Triche

Dr. Alicia Triche is the sole proprietor at Triche Immigration Appeals. She holds extensive academic and practical experience relevant to immigration appeals. In her many years of practice, Dr. Triche has provided legal writing for her own clients, legal organizations, and fellow attorneys. She has written over 600 briefs for parties throughout the United States, including Luke Abrusley Law, LLC in Oakdale, Louisiana; Siskind Susser in Memphis, Tennessee; Keller and Heckman in Washington, DC; and the Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore, Maryland.

In addition to her practical experience. Dr. Triche holds two highly advanced degrees in the field of legal research and international refugee law. In September, 2013, she received her ‘D.Phil.’ in law from the College of Lady Margaret at Oxford University. Her doctoral thesis was titled ‘International Refugee Law and National Security.’ In 2003, on a Fulbright Scholarship, Dr. Triche received the Master of Studies in Legal Research, with distinction. Dr. Triche has recently become chief editor of The Green Card, the official immigration newsletter of the Federal Bar Association. Finally, Dr. Triche teaches immigration law to undergraduate students at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Triche is licensed to practice immigration law throughout the United States as a member of the Maryland Bar, where she was admitted after graduating from George Washington University law school. She is also currently admitted to the Fifth Circuit and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals. Since mid-2012, Dr. Triche has maintained a thriving private immigration law office in Memphis, focusing on asylum cases, immigration court defense, and family-based immigration. She is an active member on the governing board of the Immigration Law Section of the Federal Bar Association, and she has taught dozens of continuing legal education panels with fellow attorneys and US immigration judges.

Sixth Circuit Stay of Removal for Ms. A and Her Daughter

In August, 2017, Ms. A and her daughter were taken by ICE from Memphis to the detention facility in Karnes, Texas, after having lost their BIA asylum appeal. Dr. Triche accepted their case pro bono on referral from the Mid-South Immigration Advocates. RAICES in Karnes teamed up to help with access to the clients. Ms. A is a refugee from Central America, who fled after her husband was killed by an organized group who considered him their enemy. The group then began issuing regular death threats to his remaining family, including Ms. A and her young daughter.

Ms. A believes that she faces torture and death in her home country on account of her family relationship to her deceased husband. Arguing “family” as a particular social group, Dr. Triche was able to convince the Sixth Circuit to grant a Stay of Removal. RAICES then obtained release for the mother and daughter, and they are now back home in the Memphis area, awaiting the remainder of their appeal to the Sixth Circuit.


Board of Immigration Appeals, Cancellation Victory: Mr. R (2013–2016)

In 2013, Mr. R hired Dr. Triche to appeal his loss before a Memphis immigration judge. Mr. R. had applied for “cancellation of removal” under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act § 240A(b). However, the immigration judge had ruled that Mr. R. did not qualify for relief under the statute. First, the judge ruled that Mr. R had not demonstrated ten years of residence in the United States prior to issuance of the notice to appear in immigration court.

Next, the judge had ruled that, even in combination, no “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” would be experienced by Mr. R’s numerous U.S. citizen step-daughters if he was deported. Due to Dr. Triche’s appellate brief, the BIA “sustained” the appeal and “remanded” the case back to immigration court for background checks. Mr. R was eventually awarded his green card. He now lives in Tennessee, where he continues to be there for his many step-daughters.


First Victory on Appeal for a Refugee

Dr. Triche’s first appellate victory was a grant of “withholding of removal” under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act § 241(b)(3). Mr. P was a Sudanese man being detained for removal in Oakdale, Louisiana in the late 1990s. At the time his persecution occurred, Sudan was one country, and Mr. P had worked there in a United Nations Refugee Camp. It was a time of great civil unrest, and besides working for the United Nations, Mr. P. was also the wrong religion (Christian). He was therefore presumed to be an enemy by the “SPLA”. Soldiers invaded his home, captured him, and threw him into a tiny cage, where he crouched for weeks.

They beat him to a pulp, then threw water in his cell. Rats gnawed at his wounds. He drifted in and out of consciousness. Despite this experience, the Oakdale judge ruled that Mr. P. had not demonstrated persecution “on account of” his political opinion under I.N.A. § 101(a)(42), which is the U.S. definition of “refugee.” On appeal, the BIA agreed that Mr. P. had, in fact, shown past persecution on account of his political opinion. Mr. P. was released from detention with a “withholding” promise, which is a form of refugee protection.


Help with Leocal v. Ashcroft, 543 U.S. 1 (2004)

Dr. Triche was privileged to make an of counsel contribution in the case Leocal v. Ashcroft, in which the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled on that a Florida DUI was not a “crime of violence” aggravated felony under I.N.A. § 101(a)(43)(F). Dr. Triche was involved with the amicus brief provided by the Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center, where she is listed as an “of counsel” advisor.

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