Pista sa Nayon


July 28, 2013 – Attorney Ian Purganan set up a booth last Sunday at Pista sa Nayon in Seward Park. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this event, here is a small excerpt of an article about the history of Pista sa Nayon, written by Cindy Cawaling:

“During Pista sa Nayon (a Filipino phrase translated “town festival”) Filipinos would gather for a fiesta in the middle of town to celebrate a good harvest, and it would be a time for people to focus on their neighbors, family and friends, solidifying the sense of community and hard work.”

Pista sa Nayon has been a tradition for many years and now, here in Seattle, it is the biggest Filipino party of the year with well over 15,000 attendees. We would like to thank all those who stopped by! If you missed Attorney Purganan’s booth this year, view his personal profile here! Attorney Purganan practices exclusively in Immigration and Citizenship Law.

Florian D. Purganan




Immigration law for non-immigration lawyers: Spotting the issues

Cynthia Irvine, the Department Chair/Lead Attorney of HIP’s Immigration Department will be an invited speaker at the upcoming Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education conference on “Immigration Law for Non-Immigration Lawyers: Spotting the Issues” on September 12, 2012. Cynthia’s panel will discuss the ethical implications and challenges for attorneys when immigration issues arise in their everyday practices. She will also discuss the recent proposed changes to the Washington State attorney Rules of Professional Conduct clarifying the ethical violations that occur when attorneys attempt to threaten or intimate parties or witnesses with their immigration status in civil litigation matters. Cynthia served on the special WSBA workgroup that drafted these changes that are currently before the Washington State Supreme Court.

Young immigrants can apply for Dream Act-like protections starting today

The Obama administration kicked off one of the most sweeping changes in immigration policy in decades today, allowing an estimated 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants to apply for the temporary right to live and work openly in the United States without fear of deportation.

The program is open to immigrants ages 15 to 31 who came to the country before they were 16 and have lived here continuously for at least the past five years. Among other restrictions, they must be free of serious criminal convictions, be enrolled in or have completed high school, or have served in the U.S. military.

For more information, please call the Immigration Department at Hanis Irvine Prothero – 253-520-5000.