Hagenimana Law PLLC was started as a small-fee law firm to bridge the gap of unrepresented individuals at immigration court hearings. Nationally, only 37 percent of all immigrants, and 14 percent of detained immigrants, secured legal representation. Unlike indigent criminal defendants who are entitled to an attorney at the government’s expense, deportation is not considered a punishment and those who are unable to procure legal counsel must represent themselves while the government is represented by experienced attorneys in the process. This was one of the reasons why Hagenimana Law PLLC was started. We provide low-bono-fee legal services and offer free consultations for cases we are unable to take. Since its beginning in 2019, Hagenimana Law has about 100 open cases, many of which are asylum cases. We have won asylum for many of our clients at a fraction of the costs that they would have had to pay to other law firms. We find a lot of joy and pride in being able to do this and offer this service to people who would not otherwise afford it.
We are a law firm focusing on Immigration Law Practice. The U.S. immigration system can be very confusing. Immigration laws are very very complicated, border patrol and immigration officers can be harsh, and people can be abusive to immigrants for no apparent reason. It can be hard to know where to turn when trouble comes your way.
If you or a loved one is facing an immigration problem, we may be able to help you and your family solve it. We take a wide range of immigration cases, and we know how to get results.
At Hagenimana Law Firm, we can explore various ways you can legally live in the United States. Your particular circumstances will determine what kind of advice we will suggest to you. We understand that immigration matters can be very stressful. Whatever part of the world you are from, we are here to assist you and your family.
We are fluent in several languages
I grew up in Rwanda. I came to the United States in 2011 seeking a better life and am now a naturalized U.S. citizen. While in Rwanda, I survived the genocide that took the lives of close to 800,000 people. This experience led to my desire to do my part to make the world a better place. This then led me to enroll in law school at the University of Maine in order to be equipped for the work of defending other people’s basic rights. While at law school, I was a student attorney at the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, representing immigrants who were seeking legal status in the United States. One such client was a human rights defender who had fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo after threats to his life. A fellow student attorney at the clinic and I were able to win this case at immigration court after the client waited more than six years for his day in court. Realizing how this changed this man’s life, allowing him to be reunited with his family that he had left in Africa, I decided to create a reduced-fee law practice for low-income immigrants focusing on asylum and family reunification cases.