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Mark Stevens

Contact Information:
 Office: (617) 428-1775
 Fax: (617) 482-2443
 Email: mstevens@wolfsdorf.com

Office Location:
Boston Office
100 High Street, Suite 1300
Boston, MA 02110

Mark Stevens is an attorney at the firm’s Boston Office. He focuses his practice on labor certifications, helping companies sponsor their employees for lawful permanent residence.  He has worked with companies of all sizes, from multinationals to small startups.  Mark takes pride in helping companies hire the talent they need to thrive, as well as helping employees build the lives of their dreams in the United States.

Mark completed his undergraduate studies in philosophy and English at the University Professors Program at Boston University.  He received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from George Mason University School of Law.  He won several court decisions which expanded access to bond hearings for noncitizens in deportation proceedings, leading to the release of hundreds of noncitizens from immigration detention.   Before entering private practice, he held clerkships at the Board of Immigration Appeals and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Mark has been listed as a Rising Star in immigration law by SuperLawyers Magazine for Virginia and D.C. since 2017.

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Publications

“Practice Advisory: Federal Court Litigation for Family-Based Practitioners” American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), July 2020
“Practice Advisory: Prolonged Detention” American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), June 2019
“Regulatory Comment: DOL Should Allow Attorneys to Register for PERM Labor Certification Accounts”March 24, 2015, regulatory comment republished as a featured article of the day by ILW.com
“Exit Tracking: Should the Federal Government Track Noncitizens’ Departures from the United States?”National Security Law Brief at American University 3, No. 1 (2012): 11-34
– Frequent submitter of regulatory comments on immigration matters, including one comment which led to a correction of 6 C.F.R. § 5.42

Speaking Engagements

– AILA-DC CLE 2020 – Celebrating 5 Years of Success at the 4th Circuit on Asylum, Withholding, and CAT Claims
– AILA-DC Conference 2020 – Unreasonable Delay: Litigating Mandamus and Administrative Procedure Act Cases
– AILA Annual Conference 2020 – Federal Court Litigation for Family-Based Practitioners
– AILA Annual Conference 2019 – Prolonged Detention
– AILA-DC Conference 2018 – Habeas Corpus Overview
– AILA-DC Webinar on Volunteering at Dilley, Texas, July 2017
– Frequent speaker & guest lecturer, George Mason University School of Law, 2015 – present

Volunteer Activities

– AILA-DC, Chair of Litigation Committee, 2018 – present
– AILA-DC, Chair of Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law Committee, 2016 – 2018
– AILA-DC, Member of Conference Committee, 2016 – 2018
– Volunteer at CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project in Dilley, Texas, Oct. 2016
– Advisor, Immigration Law Society at George Mason University, 2013 – present

Media Appearances

“4th Circuit Punches Another Hole in Trump Administration’s ‘New American Gulag’”by Former Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals Paul Schmidt, October 17, 2019
“Due Process at Work: Gender-Based Claims are Winning”by Former Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals Paul Schmidt, January 17, 2019
“IJs Grant Gender-Based Asylum Claims”by former Immigration Judge Jeffrey S. Chase, January 20, 2019
– Interviewed by CBS News WUSA9 in “For Years, Undocumented Immigrants Fought Deportation on Their Own. Soon, Fairfax Co. Will Offer them Legal Aid”May 1, 2019

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