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Attorney

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​​Selena Britzius-Negash, Esq.
 


 

Education
 

Juris Doctor: Hamline University School of Law

Bachelor of Arts: University of Minnesota

Critical Studies Program: Centre Parisien d’Etudes Critiques


 

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court, State of Minnesota 
 


 

Languages​​
English
Spanish
French


 

Membership

​American Immigration Lawyers Association


 

Selena was motivated to go to law school and become an immigration attorney after experiencing the process firsthand while going through her late husband’s immigration case.  Selena graduated from Hamline University School of Law in 2003 and has practiced immigration law exclusively since then.  She spent over a decade working in the non-profit legal services sector, first with Centro Legal, where she was a law clerk, staff attorney, and then finally the supervising immigration attorney, and later with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, where she served as the Legal Program Director.  She also worked for many years for the private Minneapolis law firm Wilson Law Group.  

 

Selena represents clients before several different government agencies, including US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); the Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals; and U.S. consulates around the world.

Selena derives great satisfaction from helping families reunite as well as helping them remain intact here in the United States.  She is drawn to urgent humanitarian cases and has successfully represented many clients who were facing imminent deportation.  She also has special expertise in helping victims of domestic violence, violent crime and human trafficking achieve legal status in the United States.  She genuinely cares about her clients and is dedicated to getting the best possible legal outcome for them.

Community service is important to Selena and in addition to providing pro bono representation, she has presented numerous trainings about immigration law to community groups, social service providers and law enforcement agencies.

Selena is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is fluent in Spanish and French.

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