Anthony Drago, Jr, P.C. 

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Anthony Drago, Jr, P.C. 

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Anthony Drago, Jr.

Boston Immigration LawyerBorn:

  • Oneonta, New York

Admitted:

  • Massachusetts – December, 1988
  • New York – January, 1989
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Background:

  • July, 1995 – present – Anthony Drago, Jr., P.C. – President/Owner
  • July, 1991 – July, 1995 – Satran & Marino, P.A. – Associate
  • September, 1988 – July, 1991 – Massachusetts Department of Revenue – Litigation Bureau

Member:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) 1996 – Present

Professional Positions:

  • AILA Board of Governors – Elected Director June, 2011- June, 2013
  • AILA New England Chapter Executive Committee June, 2005 – June, 2011
  • AILA New England Chapter Chair June, 2009 – June, 2010
  • AILA New England Chapter – ICE ERO Co-Chair June, 2011 – Present
  • AILA National – CBP Liaison Committee member June, 2015 – Present
  • AILA National – EOIR Liaison Committee Chair June, 2013 – June, 2015
  • AILA National – EOIR Liaison Committee Vice-Chair June, 2012 – June, 2013
  • AILA National – ICE Liaison Committee Vice-Chair June, 2011 – June, 2012
  • AILA National – Annual Conference Committee June, 2011 – June, 2012
  • AILA National – EOIR Liaison and Distance Learning Committees – June, 2010 – June, 2011
  • AILA National – Vermont and Texas CIS Service Centers Liaison Committees
  • AILA National – Mentor on Cancellation of Removal, Criminal Conduct, Immigration Consequences
  • Detention and Bond, Federal Court Practice & Procedure, Immigration Court, Removal Procedures & Policy

Law School:

  • Western New England University, School of Law, J.D. 1988

Undergraduate:

  • LeMoyne College, B.S., 1985

Published Decisions:

  • Arevalo v. Ashcroft, 344 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2003) case set the legal standard for stays of removal in the First Circuit.
  • Arevalo v. Ashcroft, 260 F.Supp. 2d 347 (D. Mass. 2003)
  • Lasprilla v. Ashcroft, 365 F.3d 98 (1st Cir. 2004)
  • Discipio v. Ashcroft, 369 F.3d 472 (5th Cir. 2004)
  • Discipio v. Ashcroft, 417 F.3d 448 (5th Cir. 2004)
  • Ishak v. Gonzales, 422 F.3d 22 (1st Cir. 2005)

Publications:

  • Postconviction Relief: Navigating a Narrow Channel for Safe Harbor – AILA Annual Conference 2007 Handbook
    – Co-Authored with Karl Krooth, Esq.
  • Crimes for Business Immigration Lawyers – AILA Annual Conference 2012 Handbook
    – Co-Authored with Mary E. Kramer, Esq. and David Isaacson, Esq.

Martindale-Hubbell Rating:

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