Sonia Ansari earned a J.D. with honors from The University of Texas School of Law. She also has a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Public Relations from The University of Texas. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Immigration Project, and the Immigration & Nationality Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Ansari has been selected four times for inclusion in the Rising Stars list published in Texas Super Lawyers magazine. She was born in Pakistan and is fluent in Urdu.
April 18, 2013 - ABC News - There they stood: four Democrats and four Republicans, the Senate Gang of 8, publicly promising to fight for an immigration reform bill introduced Tuesday.
The bill would beef up border security with $4.5 billion-worth of drones, sensors and border patrol agents, while offering America's undocumented a 13-year path to citizenship if they undergo background checks, pay fines, keep clear of felonies, and learn English and civics.
April 18, 2013 - NPR - Bipartisan bonhomie broke out Thursday afternoon when four Democratic and four Republican senators made a case for their comprehensive immigration overhaul proposal.
The scene at the Dirksen Senate Office Building stood in marked contrast to the ugly end Wednesday of a smaller cross-party effort to fashion gun legislation that would have expanded background checks and banned assault-style weapons.
"I think 2013 is the year of immigration reform," said GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who, with the other senators, stood in front of representatives of a diverse coalition — from the AFL-CIO to the Chamber of Commerce — that has gotten behind overhaul efforts.