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Angela D. Adams

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Contact:  angela@adamsimmigration.com

Angela has been practicing immigration law since 2004.  Prior to opening Adams Immigration Law LLC in 2017, she served as Associate General Counsel for immigration at Indiana University for three years.  At IU, she assisted students, faculty, physicians and staff on various immigration issues, including but not limited to PERM labor certification, National Interest Waivers, Conrad 30 waivers, EB-1 Outstanding Professors and Researchers, H-1B issues, naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and international student visa matters.  Before joining IU, she was a partner in the immigration group at Lewis & Kappes in Indianapolis, where she practiced in all areas of immigration, including family-based and employment-based immigration, asylum, and deportation/removal defense.

Prior to law school, Angela served as an Education Consultant for the Indiana Department of Education, Division of Language Minority and Migrant Programs, where she assisted teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs) across the state of Indiana for nearly 4 years.  She also taught English in Saltillo, Coahila, Mexico, and is fluent in Spanish.

Angela earned a B.S. in SPEA Public Affairs-Management from Indiana University Bloomington and her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Immigrant Welcome Center (past president), Mexican Scholarship Fund (chair), and Su Casa Columbus.  She previously served on the Board of Directors for La Plaza and the Hispanic Education Center.  She is co-founder of “META:  Mapping Education Towards Achievement” Hispanic Post-Secondary Awareness Seminar at IUPUI.

Angela is past chapter chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and was selected as the recipient of the 2015 AILA Advocacy Award in Washington, D.C.  She serves on the Law Student Outreach Committee (chair) and the Healthcare Professionals/Physicians Committee for AILA National.  A frequent speaker and writer on immigration, she has consulted on immigration policy in the Indiana General Assembly and on Capitol Hill.  Angela served as the Midwest Regional Coordinator for “Bibles, Badges, and Business for Immigration Reform,” a project of the National Immigration Forum in Washington, D.C.  She also served as co-counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to oppose parts of the Indiana immigration law.  She was a driving force behind the Indiana Compact, a statement of principles to guide the immigration conversation, and also served on the Indiana Farm Bureau Policy Advisory Group.  Angela has long been committed to the issue of in-state tuition for undocumented and DACA students in the state of Indiana.

In 2014, Angela was recognized by the Indiana Latino Scholarship Fund (ILSF) for her efforts to increase educational opportunities for immigrant students.  Other honors and awards include:  Indianapolis Business Journal “Forty Under 40” 2014 and “Women of Influence” 2013; United Way “Diversity Advocate Award” 2013; Lewis & Kappes “Great Year Award” 2012; Indiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in immigration 2009, 2010 and 2012; Indiana Lawyer “Up and Coming Lawyer Award” 2007; Stanley K. Lacey Executive Leadership Series Class XXXVI; Mayor’s Commission on Latino Affairs 2004-2006.

Angela is a proud member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), and NAFSA:  Association for International Educators.

Publications

Co-Author: “Access to Postsecondary Education for Undocumented and DACAmented Students: The Current State of Affairs,” 25 Ind. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 1 (2015).

“Understanding Indiana’s Not So New Immigration Law,” Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation (IALF) Newsletter, January 2013.

“Social Security No-Match Letters:  A Thing of the Past?” Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation (IALF) Newsletter, November 2012.

“Compliance with Form I-9 Requirements:  What Every Employer Needs to Know,” Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation (IALF) Newsletter, September 2012.

“Relief for Immigrant Dreamers Soon to be a Reality,” Indiana Lawyer July 4, 2012.

“SEA 590:  An Arizona-Style Invitation for Litigation,” Indiana Lawyer March 16, 2011.

“Advising DACA Students about Affording College,” National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), 2012. http://www.nasfaa.org/advocacy/perspectives/articles/Deferred_Action_for_Dreamers__Advising_DACA_Students_About_Affording_College.aspx.

“Law & Borders,” Interview with Angela Iza, Indianapolis Monthly November 2006 issue.

Co-author: “Higher Education for Undocumented Students:  The Case for Open Admission and In-State Tuition Rates for Students without Lawful Immigration Status,” 15 Ind. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 257(2005).

Daisy G. Dollard

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Contact:  daisy@adamsimmigration.com

Daisy Dollard is a Paralegal and the Office Manager at Adams Immigration Law.  Daisy graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2007.  Soon after graduation she was offered a position at the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis, where she worked for five years. At the Consulate, she worked closely with the Consul of Mexico as well as the Documentation Department. She was head of the Visa Department and later the Civil Registry Department. After the Consulate Daisy worked at Lewis & Kappes, P.C. with the Immigration law group as a Legal Assistant for over three years.

As a Paralegal and Office Manager at Adams Immigration Law, she continues to serve clients in various types of immigration cases. She enjoys working closely with clients and is dedicated to providing them with the best service possible.

Daisy is originally from Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico and she is fully bilingual in Spanish and English.

Susan Snider Salmon

Contact: susan@adamsimmigration.com

Ms. Snider Salmon is a Paralegal with Adams Immigration Law, LLC in Carmel, IN.  In her role serving clients, Ms. Snider Salmon coordinates client matters and assists with the preparation and processing of temporary employment, general nonimmigrant cases, reinstatements, and employment authorization applications, consular visa applications, religious workers, 212(e) waivers, permanent residency, and naturalizations.  She also provides services to clients for IRCA I-9 compliance, E-Verify enrollment, and conducts I-9 audits. In 1998, after serving the Indiana University state-wide system for over nineteen years, Ms. Snider Salmon began working for immigration attorneys.

A member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators since 1985, Ms. Snider Salmon served as a Regulatory Ombudsperson.  In this position, she served as a liaison between member institutions and federal and state agencies to help resolve employment and scholar related issues.  She continues to provide support to foreign student and scholar advisors, other educational institutional staff, and faculty, in regards to SEVIS and general student and school visa matters. In September 2017 she was the recipient of the Leo Dowling Award of Excellence.

Ms. Snider Salmon has served as a national workshop presenter on the role of immigration paralegal through AILA: American Immigration Lawyers Association. She regularly presents topical information sessions and workshops at regional and national conferences on immigration and other areas of interest to the profession of International Education and Career Development, including articles in the NACE Journal.  Presentations cover many aspects of career planning for foreign students as well as the specific concerns of Human Resource professionals and employer considering foreign nationals as employees.  Other areas include I-9 and IRCA compliance.

Ms. Snider Salmon currently serves a Student Advocate in the Division of Student Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington.  As a Student Advocate, she assists students and scholars on an individual basis to help navigate through the many complexities of a large academic institution.

While at Indiana University, she served as an Assistant Director of International Services and Foreign Student Advisor.  She also managed and directed programs at the Dowling International Center.  Programming areas included:  International Student Orientation; Career Planning, immigration related workshops, and guidance on working in U.S.; nonimmigrant income tax advising, intercultural communication and understanding; university staff training on multiculturalism and diversity workshops; reentry workshops; international festivals; and national and international culture and events.

After completing a double major Bachelor’s degree in History and Anthropology with a minor in Inner Asian Studies, Ms. Snider Salmon completed graduate work in the Indiana University School of Education, majoring in Higher Education and College Student Personnel Administration.  Ms. Snider Salmon is an Indiana Master Naturalist, specializing in invasive plants.  She is a certified Trainer of Trainers and has been a learning facilitator with Girl Scouts of the USA.