I have exclusively practiced immigration law since 2002. I represent noncitizens, their families, and their employers in obtaining permanent residence (green cards), visas, asylum, naturalization, petitioning family members abroad, release from immigration custody, and removal (deportation) proceedings. I speak Spanish fluently and have served as the chair of the Immigration Section of the Alaska Bar Association and I was a founding member of the Coalition of Alaskans for Immigrants' Rights. I have had contracts with the Mexican Consulate and the Alaska Public Defender Agency.
I earned my law degree from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), which has been consistently ranked as one of the top ten law schools in the U.S.. I have been invited to give numerous presentations on immigration law, and I was appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Assembly to serve as a Commissioner on the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission. I speak Spanish fluently and have traveled the world extensively.