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Immigration Attorney Margaret Stock, a MacArthur Genius Fellow

September 26, 2013

The MacArthur Foundation announced the recipients of its Fellowship awards today. Among the group is immigration attorney Margaret Stock.

As her profile indicates

With a broad view of national security that goes beyond protecting the country from terrorist threats to include the protection of economic and political interests that ensure our prosperity, Stock articulates the crucial role of a healthy and efficient immigration system in responding to changes in the global economy and maintaining the foundational values of our democracy.

The website outlines the three criteria for selection of Fellows, “exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work.” Attorney Stock has been recognized by the foundation for her work in creating the innovative MAVNI program for recruiting skilled talent into the U.S. armed services by providing a pathway to citizenship for qualified individuals serving in positions vital to the national interest. She also founded the AILA MAP (American Immigration Lawyers Association Military Assistance Program) to provide pro bono legal assistance on immigration issues to military personnel.

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