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Ann Buwalda

Ann Buwalda

Ann Buwalda

Ann Buwalda, an attorney since 1992, founded the law firm, Just Law International, PC, in March 1996. Just Law International is an immigration law firm dealing primarily with U.S. business visas, religious worker visas, family-based petitions, and asylum and refugee cases. Ann is admitted to the Virginia Bar, the Pennsylvania Bar, the Eastern District of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Ann has served as adjunct professor at Regent University, teaching immigration law in 1996 and international religious freedom law in 2011. From 2002 to 2009, she annually taught refugee and human rights law as an adjunct professor at Handong International Law School in Korea. She has given numerous immigration law presentations for professional associations, and her immigration law-related published articles include: "Immigration Law and the Church: How to Welcome the Stranger, Legally," Church Law & Tax Report, November/December 2010 and "Strangers Among Us: How Immigration Law Affects the Church," Enlightenment, Spring 2010.

From 1991 through the present time, Ann has directed Jubilee Campaign USA, focusing on international religious freedom and other human rights issues. In May 2006, the United Theological Seminary of the Asian Christian Ministries conferred an honorary doctor of humanities upon Ann.

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Managing Your Church

Undocumented Volunteers

Will our church get in trouble for allowing undocumented immigrants to volunteer in our children's ministry?
Immigration Law and the Church
Church Law and Tax Report

Immigration Law and the Church Subscriber access only

How to welcome the stranger, legally.
Planning for Emergency Evacuations

Planning for Emergency Evacuations

Having a plan for how to vacate your facility in an emergency is an essential facet of church safety.
Protect Your Staff from Sexual Harassment

Protect Your Staff from Sexual Harassment

Learn how to create a sexual harassment-free environment in your ministry.