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Journeys From There to Here: Stories of Immigrant Trials, Triumphs and Contributions - Book Release

  December 4, 2021 11:00 AM

Doors Open: 10:30 AM
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Join us at The Hideout for the book release of: Journeys From There to Here: Stories of Immigrant Trials, Triumphs and Contributions

In her new book, Journeys From There to Here: Stories of Immigrant Trials, Triumphs and Contributions (Greenleaf Publishing/River Grove Press, Nov. 2, 2021), immigration attorney Susan Cohen takes readers from the conference room to the courtroom as we walk with 11 immigrants, all of whom faced heart-wrenching trials and tribulations throughout their efforts to forge a new life in the United States. Cohen shines the spotlight on her clients’ bureaucratic nightmares, the effects of xenophobia, discrimination and racial profiling, and a severely flawed system. But at the end of the day the stories end joyously, are uplifting, and leave the reader with a renewed understanding of the value and contributions immigrants bring to the United States and the vital importance of being a welcoming America.

Cohen will donate all of her proceeds from Journeys From There to Here to the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project, which provides free legal services to asylum seekers and promotes detained immigrants’ rights.


As founding Chair of the Mintz Immigration Practice, Susan Cohen, brings over 35 years of experience to her cutting-edge immigration practice. Susan is the recipient of dozens of awards for her immigration work and contributions to our nation’s immigration law, policy and regulations. Cohen led a team working with the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts to obtain a temporary restraining order on the 2017 Travel Ban. In 2020, she led a Mintz team supporting efforts by many U.S. universities and hundreds of thousands of foreign students in litigation which overturned the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s controversial and dangerous COVID-related student visa policy. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts hired Cohen to help the state write the first-ever statute to help talented foreign entrepreneurs remain in the country on a special type of immigration visa to buy them time to get more permanent status. She is president of the board of the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project. When Cohen isn’t tirelessly working and advocating for immigrants and asylum seekers, she enjoys singing, songwriting, producing immigration-themed music videos, horse-back riding and traveling. She lives in Massachusetts. You can connect with Susan Cohen on LinkedIn.

About Gabrielle M. Buckley

Gabrielle holds a juris doctor degree from DePaul University. She joined the board in 2018 when she assumed the role of Director of the Ann Ida Gannon, BVM, Center for Women and Leadership. She is also an adjunct professor of law at the John Marshall Law School. Gabrielle currently serves on the International Committee of WomenDirect, the American Bar Association’s Working Group on Unaccompanied Immigrant Children, the National Immigrant Justice Center’s Council, and the Galway-Chicago Sister Cities Committee. Until recently, she served on the boards/executive committees of the Federal Bar Association (Chicago), the U.S.-India Chamber of Commerce (Midwest), RefugeeONE, and the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration.

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