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:    
       
   
   
   
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
   
       
    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.  
       
       
   
MS. FERGUSON'S AILA ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES
   
       
    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