Assma Ali

Assma Ali is the founding Immigration Attorney at the Law Offices of Ali & Associates, P.A. Ms. Ali is committed to providing each client with an exceptional level of legal service and representation that their case needs and deserves. Due to her zealous representation of her clients, she was recognized by the Association of Americas’ Top Lawyers as being within the Top 40 Lawyers under the age of 40 within the field of Immigration Law in the United States. This recognition is given to less than 1% of attorneys in the United States.

Ms. Ali has extensive experience working in the field of Immigration Law. She has represented individuals from all over the world and in various immigration matters. She has represented several high-ranking government officials from various counties and a member of the royal family. She has handled detained and non-detained cases. She has represented clients with their cases in Immigration Court and with USCIS. She has attended interviews with her clients at USCIS and with ICE. She has assisted clients in obtaining a bond or parole from various States within the U.S. She is licensed to practice immigration law in all fifty states and has traveled all over the United States representing foreign nationals from various countries in securing them legal status in the United States.

Ms. Ali has experience working for private immigration firms where she gained experience representing clients in various immigration matters. Before working in the private field of Immigration Law, Ms. Ali interned for a Chancery Court Judge, a Criminal Defense Firm, and the District Attorney’s Office representing Juvenile’s in Youth Court.

Ms. Ali is a child of Yemeni Immigrants. Her parents immigrated to the United States seeking a better future for themselves and their children. She understands that immigration can be a complicated and cumbersome process and her goal is to try to simplify and ease it for her clients.

Bar Admission
5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Northern District of Mississippi

American Bar Association (ABA)
Mississippi Bar
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
National Association of Muslim Lawyers (NAML)
Association of America’s Top Lawyers Association (AOATL)
Lawyers of Distinction
Law Eagles of America

2021, Law Eagles of America Award (Recognizing the Finest Lawyers in the U.S.)
2021, Arab American Foundation, 30 under 30
2020, Association of America’s Top Lawyers Association (AOATL)
2020, Lawyer of the Year (Top 100 Registry)
2019, Best of Jackson Finalist
2019, Distinguished Lawyers Award
2018, American Association of American Trial Lawyers (AOATL)
2018, Avvo Clients Choice Award

Speaking Engagements

2022, Federal Bar Association (FBA), Immigration Law Conference, Inadmissibility & Waivers in Humanitarian Cases (2022)

2021, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA),  Mid-Winter Conference Seminar Speaker (March 2, 2021)
2019, Mississippi Association for Justice, Mid-Year Convention Seminar Speaker (2019)
2018, Mississippi College School of Law, Immigration CLE Panel Speaker (2018)

News Releases

Fox News

  • Louisiana the new go-to spot for ICE detainees (November 7, 2019)

Huff Post

  • Chasing Safety (May 2, 2020)
  • Initially Denied Protection, Yemeni Men’s Cases Reversed After HuffPost Investigation (May 29, 2020)
  • Yemeni National Granted Asylum After Huffpost Report (2020)

ABC Local

  • Canton family living in fear after robbery, shooting (August 16, 2019)

Fox Local

  • Attorney speaks on Canton home invasion victims (August 15, 2019)

The Union Journal

  • Initially Denied Protection, Yemeni Men’s Cases Reversed After HuffPost Investigation (May 29, 2020)

Mississippi Clarion Ledger

  • Teen shot in home invasion on same day as MS ICE raid. Family believes it was targeted (August 16, 2019)
  • ‘Treated like hell’: Mississippi ICE detainees say they don’t get enough food, medical care (December 20, 2019)

Mother Jones

  • ICE Is Sending Hundreds of Asylum-Seekers to a Private Prison in Mississippi (February 15, 2019)

Areas of Practice
Defense in Deportation
Affirmative & Defensive Asylum
Cancellation of Removal
Immigration Bond Hearings
Adjustment of Status
Family Immigration
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Waivers of Inadmissibility
Consular Processing
Immigrant Visas