Rachel Zoghlin is an Attorney at Grossman Law, LLC. Ms. Zoghlin represents individuals before U.S. Immigration Courts, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Customs and Border Protection. Ms. Zoghlin devotes her practice to defending individuals in removal proceedings, and representing individuals in asylum matters, U visa petitions, family and employment-based visa petitions, naturalization applications, requests for prosecutorial discretion (including DACA, administrative closure, and stays of removal), applications for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), petitions under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), among numerous other matters.
Ms. Zoghlin joined Grossman Law, LLC first as a law clerk in January 2012. She earned her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in American Culture from Vassar College. Ms. Zoghlin also speaks Spanish.
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), DC Chapter [New Members Division Committee (2013-2017); National Day of Action Committee (2013-2014)], Dinner Meeting Committee (2015-2017); Recipient of the Education Division Leader of the Year Award (2013-2014)]
- Federal Bar Association
- National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project
- Vassar Club of DC
- Frequently volunteers her time to consult with low-income populations about immigration matters
- Maryland Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2012
- Honors: Cum Laude, Exceptional Pro Bono Service
- Executive Chair and Selection Chair, Equal Justice Foundation
Vassar College, B.A. in American Culture, 2007
- Thesis with Distinction: Second Parent Adoption in Families of Choice
- Representing Immigrant Children: Back to the Beginning, Maryland Bar Bulletin (August 2016) (with Christina Wilkes).
- New MD Law Protects Immigrant Youth, Maryland Bar Bulletin (August 2014) (with Christina Wilkes).
- Immigration Reform: People, Not Politics, Democrat & Chronicle (May 8, 2014).
- Free Speech Crisis in Latin America: Making Use of the Inter-American and U.S. Asylum Law Systems for the Protection of the Rights of Journalists, Media Owners, and Whistleblowers, 19 Benders Immigration Bulletin 389 (Apr. 15, 2014) (with Sandra Grossman).
- Death of DOMA Revives the American Dream for Same-Sex Couples at Home and Abroad, The Huffington Post (June 30, 2013) (with Sandra Grossman).
- Wrongs Against Immigrants’ Rights: Why Terminating the Parental Rights of Deported Immigrants Raises Constitutional and Human Rights Concerns, 3 L. J. for Soc. Justice 121 (2013).
- Draconian Discrimination: One Man’s Battle with U.S. Immigration Law for Fairness, Justice, and American Citizenship, 8 Mod. Am. 72 (2012).
- Insecure Communities: How Increased Localization of Immigration Enforcement Under President Obama through the Secure Communities Program Makes Us Less Safe, and May Violate the Constitution, 6 Mod. Am. 20 (2010).