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David Asser

David Asser has worked in the field of immigration law for over 12 years. He has helped many clients in complex immigration situations. His case record includes deportation matters, asylum, labor certifications, temporary visas, family based immigration and international mobility. From 1996 until 1999 he served as the Press Secretary and Spokesperson of the Justice Department of The Netherlands in The Hague and as an International Policy Advisor for the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization service. In this capacity he was involved in many high profile cases. David was the press secretary in a time when immigration law was the greatest issue in the European debate. Subsequently, the laws were challenged on a daily basis: Iranian asylum seekers went into a highly publicized hunger strike; Somalia nationals, out of protest, set themselves on fire in front of government buildings; anti-immigrant sentiments were rampant; planes loaded with illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka landed in Holland and all but a few of the “illegals” disappeared; corruption and fraud was discovered within the Service; Amsterdam finally revolted against the immigration laws of the country.