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- Immigration Law
- Appeals & Appellate
- Gov & Administrative Law
Additional Practice Areas
- E-VERIFY & I-9 Compliance issues (Employer)
- SEVP Compliance issues (Schools)
- Waivers of grounds of inadmissibility
- Work Visas - Employment based immigration
- Family based immigration
- E-2 Investor Visas / Treaty Countries
- Intracompany Transferee (L-1)
- U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident Status
- Removal/Deportation Defense -Litigation
- U.S. Work Authorization
- U.S. Naturalization Representation
- Free Consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Puerto Rico
- Colegio De Abogados y Abogadas De Puerto Rico
- Chairwoman Immigration Department
- Stok Kon + Braverman
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- Immigration Attorney
- Colombian American Services Association, better know as C.A.S.A., is a legal non-profit that served the South Florida immigrant community.
- Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
- Universidad Complutense de Madrid
- Law School Exchange Program (2002) | European Union Constitution, Organized Crime in the EU
- University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez
- B.A. | Philosophy
- Victim's Right Justice for All Award
- U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crimes
- American Bar Association
- American Immigrations Lawyers Association  # www.aila.org
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- Activities: The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national The American Immigration Lawyers Association is a national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 chapters and over 50 national committees. AILA's Mission The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
Articles & Publications
- "How has Cuban immigration changed since the cessation of the Wet Foot/Dry Foot policy?"
- Immigrant Connect Chicago
Websites & Blogs
- Patricia C. Wall-Santiago's Website Profile
- Stok Kon + Braverman Website
- Florida Business Lawyers Blog
- The Importance of Personal Jurisdiction When It Comes to Your Florida Commercial Litigation Case
28 May 2020
- What an Out-of-State Celebrity Case Can Teach Florida Residents About the Benefits of Prenuptial Agreements and Prompt Action in Divorce
19 May 2020
- How to Make Sure that the Other Side’s Extrinsic Proof Isn’t Admitted as Evidence in Your Florida Breach of Contract Case
19 May 2020
20 Questions Answered
- Q. Can an approved i130 expire?
- A: I will assume that your husband intends to proceed with consular processing. As a general rule, the petition does not expired but if the petition was transferred to the National Visa Center for visa processing and you do not respond to their communication within a year, the petition may get terminated and you will need to file a new petition. As long as you communicate once a year with NVC, the family petition won't get terminated. If you learned that the family petition was terminated you have two years from the termination date to request reinstatement. You can request reinstatement but there is no guarantee that it will get reinstated since you need to show that failure to communicate was outside your control. I wish you the best of luck finding a sponsor for your husband.
- Q. In the US on ESTA with American husband – can we petition and apply for adjustment of status while here - due to corona?
- A: Dear Jennie & Thomas, I am happy to hear that you are taking the necessary measures to be safe. The answer is yes. You can apply for your green card. I will strongly advise you to apply sooner rather than later to allow enough time for you to get a travel document so in the event things improved by September you can leave the US while your application is pending and return to the US and continue with your green card process. I hope this information clarifies your options. If you have additional questions you can always reach me at my office. Sincerely, Patricia C. Wall
- Q. Hello, i have a Master hearing today, so i was wondering because i don't have a lawyer yet. Must i have lawyer today?
- A: First, you do not need an attorney to represent you before the Immigration Judge; you can do it prose. It is crucial to discuss your case with an experienced immigration attorney to determine any forms of relief available to you if any. If this is your first appearance/hearing, you can request additional time to retain counsel if that is what you plan to do. Keep in mind that the government will not provide you with an attorney, but the government is obligated to provide you with a list of low costs or free legal service providers in your area. Most importantly, attorney or not, you need to appear in court.
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