Ileana M Rivera

Ileana M Rivera

Immigration Attorney
  • Immigration Law
  • Puerto Rico
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Ileana Rivera graduated from the University of Puerto Rico where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Rivera later graduated from a Juris Doctor at the Interamerican University, shortly after passed the Puerto Rico bar, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico bar. During those years, she worked for the Public Defender’s office in criminal defense, was law clerk to Honorable Brian K. Tester, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, and interned at the Interamerican University Legal Clinic. Rivera worked Pro Bono at the Puerto Rico Bar Association for one year. Worked for two years for the Supreme Court creating and developing the visitor’s educational program, after which thousands of visitors were taught on the judicial system as well as the historic Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Attorney Rivera opened her law firm in conjunction to an experienced immigration attorney, and has practiced Immigration Law since the year 2014 to the present.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Puerto Rico
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11th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Educator
The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
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Law Clerk
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
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Education
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Professional Associations
La Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico # 19962
Member
Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association Florida
- Current
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Federal Bar Association
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Terra Immigration Partners
Legal Answers
15 Questions Answered

Q. Is it going to be a problem if someone overstayed leave to go back to own country?
A: Overstaying is never a good practice. The short answer is, it depends on the reason why your friend overstayed. If for example, the overstay happened because of medical reasons or any other important reason, it can be explained. Also, the amount of time of the overstay plays an important role. For sure an experienced attorney would have to look at the time and circumstances before making a recommendation.
Q. 22 mths and 10 days of waiting for i751 waiver (abuse) to be resolved. Can I file for naturalization? Or wait in limbo?
A: The processing times of I-751 depend on where you live. Some centers take up to 25 months to adjudicate and that is just an average time frame. If you moved that will add more time to the adjudication process since USCIS has to move the file internally accordingly. Therefore, you may still be within the normal processing time according to USCIS. The Naturalization process is dependent upon the approval of your removal of conditions. If you would like to submit your application, you may but you will probably sit in a queue until the I-751 is adjudicated. If you get a denial of your I-751, then the naturalization will also be denied. It is a risk you take. Wish you the best in the new year 2020.
Q. Traveling abroad while waiting for 10 years green card?
A: If you have been approved for a ten-year green card, you have the approval notice, I-797 and you have a stamp I-551 on your passport from the local USCIS office, you should be able to travel without any problems. The CBP may give you a hard time for not having the plastic card, but if they look up your A# in the system, you should appear as a legal permanent resident. Therefore, you should are able to travel without problems.
Q. Is there a way For us to get permanent residency in USA?
A: The definition of Immediate relative for the purpose of adjustment of status per INA 201(b) is: Immediate relatives of a U.S. citizen include the U.S. citizen’s spouse, children (unmarried and under 21 years of age), and parents (if the U.S. citizen is 21 years of age or older). Siblings are not listed. In order to get a better understanding of the situation, it is best to have an in-office confidential consultation. Best to you.
Q. How can I file online bitcoin job scam to FBI?
A: Be aware that calling the authorities to report a crime, in this case the FBI, will prompt an investigation into who is reporting the crime.
Q. Can a lawyer's diploma from Venezuela in the United States be recognized?
A: You may want to look at the link below to find out more about the LLM programs sponsored by the American Bar Association and the requirements for each one. https://www.americanbar.org/groups/international_law/students/llm/ Answer in Spanish: Usted puede consultar el siguiente enlace para obtener más información sobre los programas de LLM patrocinados por la American Bar Association y los requisitos de cada uno. https://www.americanbar.org/groups/international_law/students/llm/ Exito.
Q. i have permanent residence. How will affect a I-130 for my wife if I accept an offer to do Phd?I will get stipend of 27k
A: Your income will be considered when you submit the Form I-864, affidavit of support. Depending on the household size there is an income/asset requirement to qualify as the sponsor of your wife. If your income is not over the required amount in the Form I-864P chart, then you can get a joint sponsor to join you in the application process to qualify.
Q. I applied for the 240 a but it has been denied. on October 13 I wantd to know if I appeal is there any chance I win.
A: Under the circumstances and the fact that you have 30 days to depart, the best course of action for you is to speak in person with an immigration attorney that can review and analyze your long history with the immigration authorities. Best regards.
Q. How can I verify what service center is processing my i130? Our confirmation number starts in IOE. We live in Florida.
A: The I-130 receipt letter you received in the mail should have the location of the service center processing the petition at the bottom of the letter. However, occasionally I have seen USCIS move the cases to a different service center. If you did not receive the receipt letter in the mail you may call the USCIS customer service line at 1(800) 375-5283 to find out the location. You may also request a duplicate receipt letter from the USCIS.
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Contact & Map
Terra Immigration Partners
6150 Metrowest Blvd.
Suite 305A
Orlando, FL 32835
USA
Telephone: (407) 818-1244