Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A. Expanded Deportation and Removal Practice

TAMPA , Fla., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A. has announced the allocation of additional attorney resources to its practice in Immigration Litigation. Increased activity is taking place in specialty areas including counseling immigrant defendants in criminal proceedings, suing the government to take action on stalled applications, and defending foreign nationals in deportation and removal proceedings.

According to William J. Flynn, III, Chair of Fowler White's International Immigration Practice, Jennifer Roeper and Adam Kantor are spearheading the additional activity. Mr. Flynn noted that Ms. Roeper and Mr. Kantor have seen an increase in the number of removal cases in recent months. Mr. Flynn pointed out that, "Fowler White will continue its close relationship with the criminal bar in connection with the relationship between plea bargains and deportation and removal proceedings."

As the Department of Homeland Security continues to intensify enforcement efforts, it is likely that we will see more removal activity.

In related news, the Firm has announced that Melissa A. Dearing has joined the Immigration Practice in the Firm's Jacksonville office. Ms. Dearing has practiced in the area of Immigration and Employment Law for 9 years in the Jacksonville area. She is a University of Florida graduate, having received her B.A. and J.D. with honors. Ms. Dearing is a member of the Florida Bar , the Jacksonville Bar Association, where she co-chairs the Labor and Employment Law section, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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