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Government Websites


These attorneys/agencies have previously assisted International Artists showcasing at SXSW, however, you are free to contact any lawyer you wish. Please be aware that these attorneys/agencies charge for their services.




Contact: Will Spitz, will@covey.law  

20 Jay Street, Suite 314 

Brooklyn, NY 11201  

T: +1.718.254.0023 


Global Access Immigration Services

Contact: Brande Lindsey

Email: brande@globalaxs.net

Phone: (323) 936-7100

Fax: (323) 936-7197




Contact: Laya R. Kushner

Contact: Tina C. Kushner

6739 Fairview Road

Second Floor

Charlotte, North Carolina 28210

(704) 362-1106

(704) 362-1706 fax

(704) 236-1552 cell



Rose Immigration Law Firm, PLC

Contact: Linda Rose, Esq.

2100 West End Avenue

Loews Vanderbilt Plaza, Suite 935

Nashville, TN 37203

Tel: (615) 321-2256

Fax: (615) 329-4390




Tamizdat is a resource for pro bono assistance. Tamizdat will not prepare and file a petition for an artist, but they can provide pro bono legal advice on what visa is or is not required, and regarding how to solve problems that arise after the petition is filed. 



Contact: Matthew Covey, matthew@tamizdat.org 

20 Jay Street, Suite 314 

Brooklyn, NY 11201

P:  (718) 254-0022


Artists From Abroad is a source for definitive information for performing arts professionals trying to understand the process.


The Texas Immigrant Rights Hotline: 1-888-507-2970

The Texas Immigrant Rights Hotline is a source of timely and accurate information about changing immigration laws and referrals to legal services providers and attorneys. The hotline is staffed by volunteer attorneys, law students, and BIA accredited representatives every Monday through Friday, 2:00pm to 6:00pm (except holidays).

Call 1-888-507-2970 for information about the following:

  • Immigration laws, including executive orders
  • Your rights in the United States as an immigrant
  • Families looking for help in locating their detained relatives
  • The detention and deportation process
  • Reporting an incident of hate or discrimination
  • Individuals looking for immigration legal services
  • Questions about the Travel Ban impacting refugees and citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The Hotline is a project of the ACLU of Texas, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, Tahirih Justice Center, and Vinson & Elkins Law Firm.

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