Paul Grussendorf

Judge Grussendorf's career in public service spans 25 years as the director of one of the top law school's immigration law clinics in Washington DC and as an immigration judge in Philadelphia and San Francisco. His book MY TRIALS: WHAT I LEARNED IN IMMIGRATION COURT lays bare the shocking practices and routine abuse of immigrants who appear in our nation's immigration courts. Judge Grussendorf began his career representing asylum applicants at the Central American Refugee Center in Washington, DC. at the height of the wars in Central America. He was then named director of the immigration law clinic at George Washington University Law School, where he championed the rights of immigrants and asylum applicants, and later became an immigration law judge. Many of his decisions in the courts of Philadelphia, Baltimore and San Francisco were cutting-edge precedents affording protection to battered spouses, gays, and refugees from civil strife in Africa, Central America and Asia. His book is the first and only publication by an insider of the immigration court system.

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Phone Call Alert! 

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Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.