Lilah Rosenblum, Partner
Lilah Rosenblum advises individuals and organizations on immigration and nationality law. She helps secure temporary, visas, permanent residence, citizenship, asylum, and other immigration benefits for foreign nationals and employers and family members seeking to sponsor foreign nationals. She represents clients in filings before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of State; in adjustment of status and naturalization interviews before USCIS; and in removal proceedings in Immigration Court.
Over the past decade, Lilah has worked to promote the rights of immigrants in the Washington DC area in a range of contexts including public health, education, employment law, and immigration. She is fluent in Spanish and culturally competent as she has lived, worked, and studied extensively throughout Latin America. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the Maryland Bar Association. She is the Vice-Chair of the AILA/USCIS Baltimore Liaison Committee.
- American University Washington College of Law, J.D. order of the coif and magna cum laude, 2006
- American University School of International Service, M.A. in International Affairs, 2006
- Vassar College, B.A. with honors and thesis distinction, 1999
- District of Columbia
Prior Professional Experience
- Clerkships: James & Hoffman, PC; DC Employment Justice Center; Legal Aid Justice Center – Immigrant Rights Project; Service Employees International Union
- Washington Office on Latin America
- National Alliance for Hispanic Health
- AILA's Guide to PERM Labor Certification, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2011) (Associate Editor)
- "United States Immigration Law - Visa Requirements for Foreign Investors and Business Personnel" in Manual of Foreign Investment in the United States, Thomson West (co-authored 2006 and 2007 Supplements with Elliott C. Lichtman)
- "Mistakes in the Making: The Failure of U.S. Immigration Reform to Protect the Labor Rights of Undocumented Workers," 13 No. 3 Hum. Rts. Brief (2006)
- "Drugs, Blackhawks, and Bodies: The Impact of U.S. Counternarcotics Policy on Human Rights in Colombia," American University (2003) (working paper published to the web)
- A Time for Change: Rethinking U.S.-Cuba Policy, Washington Office on Latin America (2002)