This article discusses Kirkland's recent victory before an immigration judge in Texas in an asylum case for a Guatemalan immigrant separated from his young son. The matter is a first among immigration cases brought during the Trump administration.
“'We’re the guys who get called when it’s hopeless,' [Kirkland partner] Emily Nicklin said. 'Even when we achieve a victory, it’s not necessarily the sort of thing where everything is a bed of roses. But it is still deeply satisfying to save someone from very deep trouble, even if you can’t open all the doors and get a solution for every problem.'”