Our Team

Our law firm exists to help you

We are here to help you and those you care about.

Our practice is solely devoted to helping clients like you and your family members resolve your immigration challenges.

Our office is easy to access in downtown Portland, Oregon. We are able to assist clients all over the U.S. and the world thanks to the internet and modern technology.

What you can expect from us:

We will take the time to understand your specific needs. Through extensive communication via phone, skype and email, we commit to answering your questions and being responsive.

We will diligently research the best options for your unique situation. Then we will carefully prepare the necessary documents and file them with the appropriate government agency. We will keep you regularly updated on the status of your case and you can always call or email us when you have questions.

Erick Widman, Attorney

Erick grew up in northern California and now lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three kids.

He attended UCLA and the University of California, Davis for law school. Prior to starting his own law practice in 2007, Erick was in-house counsel at Philips corporation in California for over three years where he handled various international and immigration legal issues. He spent a year teaching international law at the Budapest College of Economics and interned with a Superior Court judge.

Erick has practiced law since 2004 and is a member of both the Oregon and California state bars. Because immigration law is a federal practice area, Erick is able to serve clients in any state in the U.S. and around the world. Erick is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Erick and his wife lived in Budapest, Hungary for three years and love to travel whenever possible. He has experienced the daunting immigration and naturalization process firsthand with the marriage of his wife, who is Hungarian. The challenges can seem overwhelming at first but persevering is definitely worth it.

Erin Wasley, Attorney

Erin was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, and attended the University of Arizona.  During college, she studied abroad in Alcala de Henares, Spain, and gained proficiency in Spanish and a love of travel and immersion in different cultures.

Erin obtained undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Political Science, magna cum laude, and then went on to study law at the University of Arizona College of Law. During law school, Erin argued an employment discrimination case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2008.  

In 2009, Erin opened her own law office in Vancouver Washington, handling family and immigration law cases for over six years.  Erin is thrilled to focus upon family immigration now with Passage Immigration Law, formerly Widman Immigration Law Firm. She truly enjoys bring families and couples together.

Erin is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Washington State Bar Association, Oregon Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  Erin lives in Portland, and enjoys traveling around the world with her husband.

Garmai Gorlorwulu, paralegal

Garmai grew up in Upstate New York and Northern California before moving to the Portland Metro area. Her family immigrated to the United States when she was very young, so she has an emotional connection to immigration law.

She attended Stanford University and graduated with a degree in Human Biology with an emphasis in African Conflict, Development, and Health. While at Stanford, she was a resident assistant for two years.

During her summer vacations, Garmai lived and worked abroad in West Africa. She completed internships at U.S. Embassy Accra and U.S. Embassy Dakar. She worked in the consular section assisting the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa staff at both missions.

Garmai intends to head back to higher education in the near future. Still on the fence between a law degree and master's degree in political science or international relations, Garmai likes to keep her mind sharp.

She can frequently be found with a cup of tea and a good podcast or documentary. Working in immigration law has been an eye-opening experience for Garmai, and she feels truly lucky to work in this industry.


Alison grew up in Bend, Oregon and moved across the country to upstate New York to attend Bard College. While in school, she studied Human Rights and Latin American studies and worked as an English tutor for migrant farm workers in the community. She also had the opportunity to study abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico and work with a non-profit teaching English to children in Teotitlan del Valle, a rural rug-weaving village outside of the city. She recently spent a few weeks exploring Mexico City and would love to live there someday.

Alison is passionate about travel and has also spent time in Western and Eastern Europe. She finds cultural exchange to be extremely important and rewarding and believes that families and loved ones should not have to be separated by borders. Before working at Passage, Alison worked at a local non-profit immigration law firm, where she gained experience helping immigrants, refugees, and asylees gain legal status. She is excited to be helping bring families together at Passage and hopes to eventually attend law school to become an immigration lawyer.

When she’s not working, Alison enjoys making and drinking coffee, reading, seeing live music, planning trips, and taking photos of dogs she sees on the street.

ahmed mousa, OPERATIONS

Ahmed recently moved to the Portland Metro area from Southern California. Prior to joining Passage, he managed cases for an international immigration firm in East Africa.

Ahmed holds a master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, where he managed projects commissioned by the United States Special Operations Command, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program. Ahmed also holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and Middle East Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara. Ahmed sits on the board of the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon (AACCO), is a member of the World Economic Forum's Community of Global Shapers, and speaks Arabic.

In his free time, Ahmed enjoys cooking vegetarian meals, hiking along the Oregon coast, and overindulging his tuxedo kitten, Adi. Feel free to contact him to network, chat, and/or enjoy a cup of Turkish coffee over a backgammon board.

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