J.D., American University School of Law, 2018, Cum Laude
District of Columbia (active and in good standing).
D.C. Court of Appeals, admitted 2019
Member, American Immigration Lawyers' Association
Drew ("Andres") Bahr is a bilingual (Spanish and English) immigration attorney who has worked at the Law Office of Hale Hawbecker since mid-2019. He is experienced in removal defense cases such as asylum and cancellation of removal as well as BIA appeals, motions to reopen, family petitions, adjustment of status, U visa, VAWA, provisional waivers, DACA, naturalization, and Special Immigrant Juvenile petitions.
Mr. Bahr's immigration passion is fighting for asylum seekers. He has helped clients from El Salvador and Honduras in particular win asylum based on persecution from the police, the military, gangs, abusive domestic partners, family members, and political parties. In Arlington, VA, Mr. Bahr has helped clients win claim(s) based on clients' political opinion, family membership, humanitarian asylum, and the abusive patterns and practices of police.
Mr. Bahr has previously volunteered for the International Refugee Assistance Project, where he served as the Washington College of Law Chapter Director and collaborated with teams of attorneys and law students on refugee resettlement and Special Immigrant Visas for Iraqi and Afghani interpreters. During his time as Chapter Director, Mr. Bahr managed to advance cases from majority-Muslim countries despite the Trump administration’s Muslim ban.
Mr. Bahr also worked at the International Human Rights Law Clinic and the Immigrant Justice Clinic at American University for over two years. At both organizations he assisted LGBT clients, survivors of domestic violence, and victims of crime with their cases involving asylum, adjustment of status, immediate relative petitions, provisional waivers, motions to reopen, and naturalization.
One of Mr. Bahr’s most formative professional experiences was his work at Ayuda, an immigration non-profit based in Virginia and Washington, DC, in 2015. At Ayuda, Mr. Bahr represented clients under the supervision of Ayuda staff at immigration court proceedings and USCIS interviews. He also prepared and submitted DACA, U visa, T visa, consular processing, removal of LPR conditions, adjustment of status, and naturalization applications.