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Maleeha Haq, Of Counsel

Maleeha Haq, Of Counsel

maleeha@mplg.us

Maleeha is Of Counsel with MPLG. She has represented clients from all over the world in family immigration matters and removal defense. She has successfully litigated asylum, adjustment of status, and cancellation of removal cases involving complex issues. She has argued and won cases before the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Maleeha has secured permanent residency status or citizenship for numerous clients in waiver, green card, affirmative asylum, and naturalization matters before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  

Maleeha received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 2007. Upon graduation, she was named a Fellow in Refugee and Asylum Law and selected to work in the Refugee Policy Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) in Washington, D.C. After working at HRW, Maleeha was awarded a prestigious Bates Fellowship to work with Africa & Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA) in Cairo, Egypt. At AMERA, Maleeha represented asylum-seekers from all over Africa and the Middle East throughout their refugee status determination proceedings before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Maleeha’s dedication and commitment to the immigrant community and passion for immigration law is also demonstrated through her extensive pro bono work, for which she was awarded the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services by the State Bar of California. In her pro bono practice, Maleeha has worked with Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto, and the Lawyers in the Library Program.

Throughout her career, Maleeha has helped dozens of individuals and families navigate the complex immigration process. Maleeha went to law school with the aim of serving the immigrant community and guiding immigrants along their path to the American Dream. A former immigrant herself, Maleeha is familiar with the issues that can arise and hinder an immigrant family’s future in the United States. With a passion for the immigrant community, she brings a sense of dedication and commitment to each case she takes on.

Maleeha is fluent in Urdu (written and spoken), Hindi (spoken), and Punjabi (spoken). She lives in California with her husband and three children. 



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