Indian Immigration to the US: A Maine Lawyer’s Perspective – A Camden Conference Community Event with Jennifer Atkinson
Indian nationals represent the second largest U.S. immigrant group today, comprising 6 percent of the foreign-born population. While settlement patterns do not highlight Maine as a hot spot for Indian nationals, signs of growth are evident. Jennifer Atkinson will describe how Indian migration to the U.S. is shaped by federal immigration law, highlight resulting population patterns and trends, and discuss this growth from a Maine perspective.
Jennifer Atkinson is one of a handful of Maine lawyers practicing immigration north of Portland. As an attorney at Gallagher, Villeneuve and DeGeer, PLLC in Damariscotta, Jennifer’s immigration practice concentrates on family-based, citizenship, and humanitarian matters. A Midcoast resident for 30 years, Jennifer now lives in Damariscotta with her family. Raised in Harvard, Massachusetts, she has lived as an immigrant in Newfoundland, Canada; sponsored her own family members, who were born abroad, to immigrate to the U.S.; and, has spent extended periods of time in Jordan, Kenya, the U.K., Italy, India, and Guatemala. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Maine State Bar Association, and the Lincoln County Bar Association and serves on the board of the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust.
For information on the 37th Annual Camden Conference: INDIA: Rising Ambitions, Challenges at Home, February 16-18, 2024 please visit camdenconference.org