Law Clerk

Resilda Karafili

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  • J.D. Candidate at the University of Michigan Law School – May 2023
  • B.A. with Distinctions in Political Science, Sociology, and Psychology from University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 2013
  • Extensive immigration advocacy experience.  Honored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for her courage and commitment in her fight to secure equal rights and protections for all
  • Experience conducting academic research, as well as legal research for criminal cases
  • Experience with criminal trial preparation
  • Former DACA beneficiary
  • Fluent in Albanian

Background & Education

Resilda Karafili is currently a student at the University of Michigan Law School, where she is a member of the Michigan Immigration and Labor Law Association, International Refugee Assistance Project, and Jessup International Law Moot Court Association.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Distinctions from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, where she completed a triple major in Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology in 2013. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa for her high academic achievement and commitment to excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

Ms. Karafili, a former DACA beneficiary herself, was a strong advocate for immigrants’ rights while completing her undergraduate studies. She fought for tuition equality to allow undocumented students who have graduated high school in the state of Michigan to pay in-state tuition at the University. Ms. Karafili was also a strong advocate and a plaintiff in the fight for Michigan’s Secretary of State to issue driver licenses to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries. This fight resulted in a change that allowed thousands of DACA beneficiaries in the state of Michigan to be able to obtain driver licenses. In 2013, Ms. Karafili was honored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for her courage and commitment in her fight to secure equal rights and protections for all.

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Resilda Karafili

In 2016, Ms. Karafili traveled to Albania to assist the country’s National Chamber of Mediators with developing and implementing policies designed to strengthen and further grow their mediation practices.

Ms. Karafili has worked with our firm since graduating from the University of Michigan and has extensive experience with non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions, including but not limited to H-1B, H-2B, L-1, E, R-1, B-1/2, TN, and I-140, as well as family-based and employment-based permanent residency applications, waiver applications, DACA applications, naturalization applications, and applications involving criminal convictions.

Ms. Karafili speaks fluent Albanian.

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Resilda Karafili
Antone, Casagrande & Adwers, P.C
  • J.D. Candidate at the University of Michigan Law School – May 2023
  • B.A. with Distinctions in Political Science, Sociology, and Psychology from University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 2013
  • Extensive immigration advocacy experience.  Honored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for her courage and commitment in her fight to secure equal rights and protections for all
  • Experience conducting academic research, as well as legal research for criminal cases
  • Experience with criminal trial preparation
  • Former DACA beneficiary
  • Fluent in Albanian
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