Alumna Black Speaks on Child Immigration from Central America

Posted on 11/10/2014 1:47:46 PM

Beverly BlackBeverly Black, a lawyer from Philadelphia, Pa., will speak on “The Law and Immigration of Central American Children to the United States.” Her presentation will be held on Monday, November 17, in the HUB Delaware room at 4:30 p.m.

Black graduated cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and made the decision to travel throughout Latin America and the Pacific Northwest during her 20’s. After she returned home, fluent in Spanish, Black continued her education at Temple University School of Law (presently Beasely School of Law), JD and graduated in 1992. Only a year later, she opened her own immigration law firm in Northeast Philadelphia. Over the years, Black has been able to expand her law firm, opening a second office in Colmar, Montgomery County, and a third office in Lehigh Valley. 

Black’s areas of expertise fall under immigration, domestic relations (including divorce), child support and child custody, wills and probate, elder law, social security disability, and criminal law; however, approximately 75 percent of her work regards immigration law. She maintains a strong desire to assist immigrant populations and provide them with guidance that will enable a sustainable future.

Another way in which Dr. Black contributes to immigrant populations (especially Latino populations) is through “La Migra y Tu,” a Spanish column under the Impacto Latin newspaper. Through this column, she was able to reach out to Latin populations that needed support, guidance, and information on how to handle various legal issues.

In addition to her work, Black holds memberships with the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and American bar associations, American Immigration Lawyers, and the National Academy of Elder law Attorneys.

For further information, please contact Victor Garcia at vgarcia@iup.edu, Sarah Wheeler at wheeler@iup.edu, or Shalom Haileselassie at s.l.haileselassie@iup.edu.

Latin American Studies