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AHIA Congratulates William Altreuter

Awarded the Champions of Justice Award from the Volunteers Lawyers Project, Erie County Bar Association

Bill accepts award  

Just want to take a minute to recognize our very own William Altrueter, Esq. Bill has been awarded the Champions of Justice Award from the Volunteers Lawyers Project, Erie County Bar Association.  Bill was nominated for this award for his work on the Immigration Project at Volunteers Lawyers Project.

The Immigration Project at Volunteers Lawyers Project is now in its 18th year. It serves detained and non-detained men and women who are long-term permanent residents or asylum seekers. The Project also handles cases involving special immigration benefits for juveniles, and non-citizens who have been victims of crime, including human trafficking and domestic violence.

Bill is a practicing litigation attorney and a professor at Buffalo State College. He became involved when he discovered that one of his college students, a Lawful Permanent Resident from Haiti, was taken into custody and detained at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia, NY. The respondent was released from ICE custody just days before his college graduation. After his client’s release, Bill prepared the application for Cancellation of Removal and submitted a substantial amount of supporting evidence. After a challenging trial in Buffalo Immigration Court, Bill successfully obtained Cancellation of Removal for his client, and the removal proceedings were terminated. VLP and his client are truly grateful for Bill's work. Bill Altreuter, you are a Champion for Justice!

Congratulations Bill! We are proud of you and that you are a part of AHIA!

- Stacy C. Kula, Esq., Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC