Kathleen Irish

 

My practice is dedicated to helping U.S. families with foreign-born relatives in immigration-related matters.  I represent U.S. citizens petitioning for their foreign-born spouses, children, parents and siblings through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and Department of State.  I assist permanent residents with the removal of conditions on their green cards, whether they are still married to their petitioning spouse or not, as well as applications for U.S. citizenship through naturalization and derivation of citizenship through parents.  I represent children and teenagers facing removal (deportation) before the Immigration Court, and assist them with affirmative applications to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.  I work with undocumented children in state foster care to obtain legal immigration status.  I advise families on international and domestic adoptions of foreign-born children, and assist them with derivative U.S. citizenship matters, both here and abroad.  I love what I do and look forward to assisting you with your immigration matter.

 

 

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, cum laude

University of Missouri-Kansas City

May 2009

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

University of Kansas

 

May 2005

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Missouri Bar

2009-Present

Kansas Bar, Member

2010-Present

American Immigration Lawyers Association

2011-Present

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

2011-Present

Association of Mother Immigration Attorneys

2015-Present

Midwest Innocence Project, Next Generation Board Member

2015-Present

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Don't Just Sit There! Attorney's Role in US CIS Interviews”

Bender's Immigration Bulletin

Jan. 2015

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Super Lawyers, Rising Star

CASA Volunteer Attorney of the Year

2013-2019

2017