Cora Tekach



Cora Tekach has devoted her entire professional career to immigration law and promoting immigrants’ rights. Before starting the Tekach Law Firm, Cora was a shareholder with Maggio & Kattar, an immigration boutique in Washington, DC and also worked at a large, international law firm.

Cora began her legal career with a public interest organization, representing immigration detainees on the Texas/Mexico border. From 2003-2005, Cora worked for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) as a liaison between AILA’s membership and U.S. government officials. Cora was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Catholic University of America from 2005 through 2014.

Cora is the editor and co-author of The Immigration Act of 1990 Today, a leading treatise on immigration and nationality law, which she has updated annually since 1997. Cora has authored and edited many other publications on immigration law, including AILA publications, such as The Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Law Practice, Editor, 2011 and other publications such as Thomson/West, Immigration Briefings, “Securing Our Borders From Within: Forcing Employers to be the Virtual Fence DHS’ New Focus on I-9s and SSA No-Match Letters.” 2007.

Cora lectures frequently on immigration topics to professional organizations, embassies, student associations, churches, and immigrant groups. She has provided expert commentary on immigration issues on television, radio, and other media, and she is listed in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.

Cora earned her law degree from American University Washington College of Law, and her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University.