Lawyer and Retired Army Officer
Margaret D. Stock, Lieutenant Colonel (retired), is an attorney with the Anchorage office of Cascadia Cross Border Law Group LLC, where she devotes her practice to immigration and citizenship matters. She transferred to the Retired Reserve of the U.S. Army in June 2010 after serving 28 years as a Military Police Officer in the Army Reserve. While a part-time professor and Reservist assigned to the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, Ms. Stock was temporarily asked to work for the U.S. Army Accessions Command, where she developed and implemented the Department of Defense’s recruiting program, Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI).
Ms. Stock also worked on many other immigration, citizenship, and military service issues, including the Naturalization at Basic Training Initiative, which allowed immigrants to naturalize at military basic training sites from 2009-2018. In 2008, she earned the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Pro Bono Award for founding the AILA Military Assistance Program (AILA MAP), a pro bono program to help military members, veterans, and their families with immigration law matters. She was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2013 for her work related to immigration and national security issues. Finally, Ms. Stock was the Independent candidate for the United States Senate in Alaska in 2016.
Ms. Stock has testified before Congress numerous times on issues relating to immigration, citizenship, and national security law. Most recently, on June 23, 2021, she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety on the topic of “Honoring Veterans and Military Families: An Examination of Immigration & Citizenship Policies for U.S. Military Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.” Her testimony included a discussion of the immigration legal issues relating to Afghanistan.
Ms. Stock earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard-Radcliffe and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.A. in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, and an M.A. in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. Ms. Stock is admitted to practice law in the state of Alaska, the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has also served as a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration and the Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy. She authored the book “Immigration Law & the Military,” published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association.