Angela Ferguson holds a Bachelors degree in General Studies from
  Wichita State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University  
  of Kansas.She began her career working for Kansas Legal Services, initial  
  working with victims of Domestic Violence and completing her work at KLS  
  in the Wyandotte-Leavenworth Legal Services office working as the Elder  
  Law Attorney.  
  In 1989, Ms. Ferguson began working in the immigration field, first for the  
  Howard Eisberg Law Firm and then, began her solo practice in 1991 in  
  City, Kansas. In 1998, the firm of Austin & Ferguson, L.L.C. was  
  established in Kansas City, Missouri. Throughout her career, Ms. Ferguson  
    has been involved with the American Immigration Lawyers Association    
    and local bar associations, providing legal education programs in the field    
    of immigration. She has served on the Essential Worker Committee, the    
    Family Law Committee, the Conference Planning Committee and the    
    Department of Labor Committee for AILA National. Additionally, she    
    taught Immigration lawat Washburn Law School for several years,    
    beginning in 1999 and in 2009helped establish an Immigration Law Clinic    
    for the University of Kansas, focusing mainly on victims of domestic    
    violence/crimes. Listed below are some of the presentations:    
    Speaker at AILA Missouri/Kansas Annual Conference in St. Louis on    
    Motions to ReOpen in Immigration Court/BIA/USCIS, 11/07/2018    
    Speaker at Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village KS -    
    on Asylum & Detention Issues, 11/04/2018    
    Speaker at All Souls UU Church, Kansas City MO and KKFI Radio    
    on Immigration Challenges, 10/07/2018    
    Speaker at the Global and Multicultural Education Conference, Kansas City    
    on the Status of Refugee Women and Children, 10/05/2018    
    Speaker at the Kansas City Missouri League of Women Voters on    
    Refugees/Asylees/Immigration Updates, 8/18/2018    
    Author/Speaker for the AILA Fundamentals On-Line Training Program - on    
    Naturalization and Family Immigration, 8/01/2018    
    Speaker at the AILA National Convention, San Francisco CA on Asylum,    
    Speaker at the AILA Bangkok Chapter Convention in Hong Kong, China on    
    Policy Changes/Ethics of 30/60/90 day rule, 5/08/2018    
    Speaker for the Independence School District - Know Your Rights training    
    for Teachers/Administrators, 5/01/2018    
    Speaker at the Johnson County KS League of Women Voters - panel on    
    Immigration Advocacy, 3/03/2018    
    Speaker, Immigrant Rights, Three Trails Elementary,    
    Independence, MO, 4/16/2015    
    Speaker, Family Detention, El Centro/AIRR, 10/02/2014    
    Speaker. Family Detention, CCC/UCC, 9/21/2014    
    Speaker, Family Detention, KKFI Radio, 8/05/2014    
    Speaker, Consular Visa Processing, MO/KS AILA, 7/11/2014    
    Speaker, All Souls UU Forum with MIRA on the Status of Immigration    
    Reform and issues for Immigrants in Missouri, 5/25/2014    
    Speaker, Green Party Meeting on Immigration Reform, 2/17/2014    
    Organizer, Immigrant Rights in Kansas City Panel, Country Club    
    Congregational/UCC Church, 2/11/2014    
    Speaker, 2014, LEAF, Great Plains United Methodist Legislative Event for    
    Advocacy in Faith, Topeka KS, 2/10/2014    
    Award, Courage Award for Standing on the Side of Love for our Immigrant    
    Community, 02/14/2014    
    Speaker, Human Rights Symposium, Univ. of Kansas, Feb. 10, 2011    
    Speaker, All Souls UU, Humanitarian Relief at the Border, May 15, 2011    
    Speaker, Immigration & Family Support Network, Wichita KS, March, 2011    
    Speaker, Penn Valley Community College, Dream Act, April, 2011    
    Speaker, Missouri Victims Services, Lake of the Ozarks, MO, Sept. 1, 2010    
    Speaker, Activism for Human Rights Conference, Kansas City MO 10/11/2010  
    Speaker, United Methodist Women of Platte County, Oct. 21, 2010 - Immigration Update  
    Speaker, AILA national convention - Washington, D.C., June 29, 2010, Family Immigration  
    Speaker, HALO Regional Conference, Ft. Hayes State Univ., April 10, 2010    
    Speaker, Human Rights Symposium, Univ. of Kansas, Apr. 2, 2010    
    Speaker, Husch Blackwell - KC MO, March, 2010, Representing Victims of Human Trafficking  
    Speaker, AILA Fundamentals, Family Law, Annaheim, CA, Spring 2008    
    Speaker, Missouri Public Defenders Annual Conf., Branson, MO, Oct. 2009    
    Speaker, Kansas Livestock Association/Dodge City KS, Employer Sanctions, July, 2008  
    Speaker, Kansas Bar Association,Webinar, Immigration Law Update, , May 28, 2008  
    Speaker, Univ. of Kansas School of Law, Spring CLE, April 4, 2008  
    Speaker, AILA National Convention - Vancouver, B.C., Canada, June 2008, Family Immigration  
    Speaker, Metro. Community College - "Living without Documentation, 11/13/2007  
    Speaker, AILA National Convention - San Antonio, TX, June 23, 2006. PERM Workshop  
    Speaker, Chicago AILA Chapter, Annual Conference - PERM, February 2005    
Speaker, Chicago AILA Chapter, Annual Conference - Affirmance Without
    Opinion - Practice before the BIA. March 12, 2004    
Speaker, Chicago AILA Chapter, Annual Conference, Grounds of Inadmissibility, March, 2003
Speaker, UMKC International Law Society - Regional Meeting - The Practice of Immigration Law. 10-2003
Speaker, MO/KS AILA Chapter - Monthly Meeting - Violence Against Women's Act - 10-2003
Speaker, Wyandotte County Bar Association - Immigration Consequences of
Criminal Activity, March, 2003
Speaker, Missouri Coalition on Domestic Violence, Annual CLE - Columbia, MO 10-2002
Speaker, Mock Trial panel on "Cancellation of Removal" at the AILA Annual
convention, San Francisco, CA. June 16, 2002
Speaker, Finney & Ford County, Western Regional Public Defenders
conference, April 12, 2002. "Criminal Law and Aliens".
Speaker, Missouri Bar Association conference on Domestic Violence, Lake
Ozark, Missouri. March 1, 2002
Speaker, AILA National Convention, June, 2001 in Boston, MA - Citizenship issues
Speaker, Midwest Regional AILA Convention, March 16, 2001 in Chicago, IL
- Criminal Removability issues
Speaker, Kansas Women Attorneys Association, July, 2001, Lindsborg, KS -
Immigration Overview
Speaker, Missouri Coalition on Domestic Violence, Annual Meeting, March,
2001 Jefferson City, MO - Violence Against Women Act & Immigration Issues
    Speaker, MCDV, Regional Meeting, Kansas City, MO, Nov. 2001 - VAWA issues  
    Speaker, MCDV, Regional Meeting, Sedalia, MO, Dec. 2001 - VAWA issues    
Speaker, Johnson County Barristers, 10-11-00, Overland Park, Kansas
Immigration Law issues
Speaker, 10/22/99, "Kansas-Missouri Refugee/Immigrant Forum", Jewish
Vocational Services, Kansas City, Missouri
Speaker, March, 1999, "Employment Law: Issues in Representing Non-citizen
Clients", Kansas Bar Association
Speaker, May 21, 1999, "7th Annual DUI Institute", Washburn School of Law,
Topeka, Kansas. - DUIs and Immigration problems
Speaker, Jan., 1999 - Kansas Legal Services, Lawrence, KS - Immigrants and
Public Benefits
    Speaker, Feb., 1999 - Johnson County Bar Association - Criminal Consequences -  
    Representing the Immigrant    
    Panel Coordinator, Feb., 1999 - Midwest Regional Conference - Political Asylum,  
    Deportations, Initial Inspections - with Robert Esbrook, Director of the Midwest Asylum Office;  
    Judge Zerbe, EOIR Chicago    
    Program Coordinator, AILA Chapter Conference, Columbia, Missouri, November, 1998.  
    2018 - Member of the Advocates for Immigrant Rights & Reconciliation    
    nonprofit that works to Educate, Motivate and Inspire advocacy for    
    immigration change    
    2018 - Member of the MORE2 Executive Committee - the Metropolitan    
    Organization for Racial and Economic Equity    
    2018 - Arrested with other Immigration advocates for the Poor People's    
    Campaign in Jefferson City MO - 05/21/2018    
    Recipient of the 2008 Advocacy Award    
    Member of Missouri/Kansas Chapters of AILA    
    Program Committee, 2009 and 2010, AILA Annual Conferences, Washington    
    D.C. and Las Vegas, Nevada    
    Family Committee Chair, 2007-08    
    Chapter Chair, 2007-2008, 1999-2001    
    AILA Dept of Labor Committee Member, 2005-2007    
    Essential Worker Committee Member, 2002    
    Attorney Liaison to ICE - Kansas/Missouri - 2003-2004