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Margaret Stock - Cascadia Cross Border Law Group LLC. Anchorage, AK, US

Margaret Stock

Counsel to the Firm | Cascadia Cross Border Law Group LLC


Immigration, Citizenship, Military & National Security Law Expert



Margaret Stock is a lawyer and professor who practices US immigration and citizenship law, and was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2013 by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She is a nationally known expert on immigration and national security issues, and has testified regularly before Congressional committees on immigration, homeland security, and military matters. As a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Military Police, U.S. Army Reserve, Margaret has extensive experience with U.S. military issues. She has also worked as a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and she served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Alaska. Margaret has served as a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration. She regularly authors articles on immigration issues such as Birthright Citizenship. She has also published the book "Immigration Law and the Military," which is available from the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Industry Expertise (3)


Legal Services

Law Enforcement

Accomplishments (2)

Authored book (professional)


Published book "Immigration Law and the Military."

MacArthur Foundation Fellow 2013 (professional)


On September 24, 2013, MacArthur named its 2013 class of MacArthur Fellows, recognizing 24 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for even more significant contributions in the future. Fellows will each receive a no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000 (increased from $500,000) paid out over five years. Without stipulations or reporting requirements, the Fellowship provides maximum freedom for recipients to follow their own creative vision.

Education (4)

Army War College: Master, Strategic Studies 2006

Harvard Kennedy School: Master of Public Administration, Government 2001

Harvard Law School: Juris Doctorate, Law 1992

Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges: Bachelor, Government 1985

Affiliations (7)

  • United States Army Reserve, Military Police Corps, Retired
  • Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Republican National Lawyers Association
  • MacArthur Foundation

Event Appearances (3)

When Your Client Fights for Uncle Sam: Immigration Law & the Military

American Immigration Lawyers Association Colorado Chapter  Denver, CO


The Republican Case for Immigration Reform

Midnight Sun Republican Women's Club  Anchorage, AK


Exploiting the Myths & Absurdities in Immigration Law

American Immigration Lawyers Ass'n Pacific Northwest Conference  Oregon Convention Center


Sample Talks (1)

Myths, Traps, and Absurdities in Our Immigration Laws

Aristotle reportedly said that "law is reason, free from passion," and underlying premise of "the law" is that it generally makes sense and reflects reasonable rules that should govern society. When it comes to immigration law, however, the opposite is often the case: As the speaker will demonstrate, it might fairly be said that immigration law is "passion, free from reason." Margaret Stock will explain how her passion for immigration law led to her being named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


1000 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee