While the cold and rain in Houston forced a cancellation of our November 15th Family Fun Day, our Immigration Workshop on Sunday, November 16th went ahead as planned.
The Belize Association of Houston was fortunate to have Sharron SK Williams, an immigration lawyer and Belizean, present a very informative workshop on current immigration issues. Ms. Williams spoke in detail on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, Violence Against Women Act Petition, Marriage and Family Petitions, Administrative Relief and Prosecutorial Discretion, Notario Fraud and Deportation. On behalf of the Belize Association we’d like to thank Sharron for coming out from Oakland, California to be with us and thanks for those who came out to be a part of the workshop.
Sharron SK Williams is an attorney admitted to practice before the State Bar of California. She practices broad-based immigration law. Ms. Williams has managed a high-volume caseload of various non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions, naturalization (citizenship) applications, family-based petitions, and re-entry permits for both corporate and non-corporate clients throughout the U.S. and abroad. Ms. Williams also has extensive experience representing individuals in deportation and removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), asylum, applicants under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) petitions and trafficked individuals.
Her immigration experience prior to becoming an attorney includes immigration and human rights advocacy through Catholic Charities and the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UUUNO). She is a member of the boards of the Charles Houston Bar Association and the Women Lawyers of Alameda County. She is a graduate of New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Science degree), Hunter College of the City University of New York (Bachelor of Art degree), New York University (Master’s degree in Comparative Religion) and Fordham University School of Law. She is originally from Belize and is member of the Garifuna ethnic group.
Ms. Williams was born in Punta Gorda, Belize, grew up in Belize City and New York City and relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2001. Besides practicing law, Ms. Williams is a poet, a writer of short stories and a mother of three.