Border Crossing Law Firm
The best immigration law firm in Montana.

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Shahid Haque informs Latinos in Montana about their rights if they encounter local police officers who ask about their immigration status, as well as what to expect if you are ever arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") and placed into deportation proceedings.
We have a broad and diverse immigrant population in Montana -- more than most realize. There are a lot of issues that immigrants face in Montana. Shahid Haque has represented over a thousand Montana immigrants and their families, and has significant knowledge about issued and trends facing immigrants in Montana.

Asylum Victory for Client from Eritrea, After Five-Year Legal Battle

On March 30, 2012, Shahid Haque won a major asylum victory for a pro bono client from Eritrea who had fled from her home country to escape torture and death. This client had suffered years of rape and persecution in her home country, but managed to escape to the United States, where she requested political asylum.erit-MMAP-mdMr. Haque began representing this client in early 2007. He began this pro bono case when he was working at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago, Illinois. The case followed him through three other jobs, and across the country when he moved to Montana. After founding the Border Crossing Law Firm, P.C. in 2008, Mr. Haque was required to fly to Chicago several times at personal expense, as the case continued to be delayed and hearings were cancelled on short notice. Mr. Haque spent hundreds of hours of pro bono time on this case.Mr. Haque’s client had her final day in court this March. After a hotly contested hearing, his client was granted asylum. Although justice had been delayed almost five years, she finally received her well-deserved victory and peace of mind.She is now considering moving to Helena and opening an Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant.Shahid Haque has won asylum for well over a dozen clients who fled their home countries due to persecution.  We occasionally post summaries of some of our major victories for clients.  To read more about our accomplishments, please click here.