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A Passion for Pro Bono Drives School of Law Alumna Michelle McGeogh

November 2, 2018

Working pro bono with the full support of her firm, Ballard Spahr, Michelle McGeogh helps her client build a case for credible fear screenings, a critical first step in the asylum process. In a credible fear screening, the Department of Homeland Security interviewer questions the detainee about his or her grounds for feeling persecuted. UPDATES, a publication of the University of Baltimore School of Law, interviewed Ms. McGeogh.

"The reason I got involved in doing this immigrant work was because I was horrified by the (U.S. government) policy of family separation at the border," says McGeogh, who earned her J.D. from UB School of Law in 2007. "I have two kids, so the family separation issue is really what inspired me."

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