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P.O. Box 120351
St. Paul, Minnesota 55112

Tel: (651) 486-7117
Fax: (651) 486-7106
E-mail: RMFrey@cs.com

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Areas of Focus in Immigration Law:
  • Political Asylum
  • Removal Proceedings
  • Appellate (Board of Immigration Appeals and Federal Court)
  • Family Immigration
  • Business Immigration
  • Naturalization
  • Researchers and Scholars
  • Students
  • Religious Workers

Member of:
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Refugee & Asylum Liaison Committee (National)
    • Distance Learning Committee (National) (Co-Chair) (2011-2012)
    • Planning Subcommittee for 2011 AILA National Annual Conference, San Diego 
      (Fundamentals and Special Sessions)
    • Immigration Reform (Advocacy) Committee (National) (2010-2011)
    • Planning Committee for 2009 AILA National Fall Conference, Boston ("Goin' to the Crossroads of Immigration and Criminal Law: Convictions, Removability, and Relief")
    • Planning Subcommittee for 2009 AILA National Annual Conference, Las Vegas 
      (Due Process, Enforcement, Criminal, and Asylum)
    • Co-liaison with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
      (Minnesota/Dakotas AILA Chapter) (2009-2012)
    • Immigrants of Distinction Awards Committee (Minnesota/Dakotas AILA Chapter) (2008-2013)
  • Federal Bar Association, Advisory Board Member, Immigration Law Section (2010-2012)
  • Pro Se Project of the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, and the Federal Bar Association,
    Minnesota Chapter
  • Steering Committee Member, National Campaign to Safeguard the Due Process Rights of Mentally Ill and Developmentally Disabled People, Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition (2009-2010)
  • American Bar Association
    • Immigration and Naturalization Committee
  • National Immigration Project
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Immigration Law Section (former Chair)
    • Human Rights Committee (former Co-Chair) (1993-2014)
    • Diversity Planning Task Force (2009-2010)
    • COLLEAGUE Program-Immigration Law (Consulting Attorney)
    • Haiti Relief Committee (2010)
  • Haitian Asylum Project (Catholic Emergency Legal Aid for Haitians), Miami, (May 1992)
  • The Advocates for Human Rights (Consulting Attorney)
    • 2010 Volunteer Award Co-recipient
  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (Volunteer Attorney)
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law®
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (Wall of Tolerance Honoree)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial (Founding Sponsor)
  • Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Minnesota International Center
  • Center for Global Education, Augsburg College
  • City of Shoreview, Minnesota Human Rights Commission (former Chair and member) (1995-2013)
  • Proud Sponsor of Programming at Community-Based KBEM-FM Radio (Jazz88FM), Minneapolis

Publications, Conference Presentations, Teaching:

Law (Immigration, Human Rights, and Legal Ethics)

  • Recent Presentations
    • Panelist on "How to Prepare the Most Compelling Case: Gathering Probative and Consistent Evidence."  Asylum Conference.   Federal Bar Association.   American University Washington College of Law.  Washington, D.C.  (February 21, 2014).
    • Facilitator on "Same-Sex Marriage: A General Overview of Changes with Implications for Practitioners at the State and Federal Levels."  Minnesota State Bar Association.  Minneapolis.  (December 12, 2013).
    • Moderator on "When All Else Fails: Prosecutorial Discretion."  2012 Upper Midwest Immigration Conference.  St. Paul.  (April 13, 2012).
    • Facilitator on "'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free': A Tour of the Immigration History Research Center and its Archives, University of Minnesota."
      AILA Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter.  Minneapolis.  (October 14, 2011).
    • Panelist on "AILA National Conference Recap."   Minnesota State Bar Association. 
      Minneapolis.  (July 14, 2011).
    • Panelist on "The I-751 and Removal of Conditions on Residence."  2011 AILA National Annual Conference.  San Diego.  (June 16, 2011).
    • Moderator on "Professionalism in Immigration Courts: An interview with our local immigration judges."  Minnesota State Bar Association.  Minneapolis.  (June 3, 2011).
    • Panelist on "TPS and NACARA: What to do with an RFE or Denial."  2011 Federal Bar Association Annual Immigration Law Seminar.  Memphis.  (May 13, 2011).
    • Panelist on "Competency Issues: Working with the Mentally Disabled Respondent, Memory Loss, PTSD, and Other Competency Issues."  2011 Federal Bar Association Annual Immigration Law Seminar.  Memphis.  (May 14, 2011).
    • Panelist on "Asylum or Withholding Victory!  Now What?"  2010 AILA National Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.  (July 3, 2010).
    • Panelist on "Family Relationships, Joint Sponsorship, and Affidavits of Support."  2010 Federal Bar Association Annual Immigration Law Seminar.  Memphis.  (May 15, 2010).
    • Moderator for Panel devoted to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and I-9 Audits.  2010 Upper Midwest Immigration Conference.  Minneapolis.  (May 7, 2010).
    • Moderator for Panel devoted to Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR).   Minnesota State Bar Association.  Minneapolis.  (April 19, 2010).
    • Panelist on "Applications for Relief and Waivers."  2009 AILA National Fall Conference.  Boston.  
      (December 14, 2009).
    • Panelist on "Inadmissibility and Deportability Defenses."  2009 AILA National Annual Conference.
      Las Vegas.  (June 5, 2009).
    • Panelist on "Bona Fide Relationships and the Child Status Protection Act, Parts One and Two."
      2009 Upper Midwest Immigration Conference.  Minneapolis.  (April 30, 2009).

  • Recent Publications
  • Teaching & Other
    • Intern Tutorials through University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Institute for Global Studies and
      Macalester College Internship Program
    • Coordinator, Law Professors Interest Group (AILA) (2005-2012)
    • Contributing Writer,Korean Quarterly and Asian American Press
    • Former Community Educator, VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America)

Educational Background:
  • B.A.:    Anthropology w/ minor Broadcasting & Film
    (University of Iowa, Iowa City)
    • Phi Eta Sigma
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • M.A.:    Cultural Anthropology (University of Iowa, Iowa City)
  • M.A.:    Social Anthropology (University of California, Davis)
  • J.D. :    (Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota)
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