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Patricia C. Wall-Santiago

Patricia C. Wall-Santiago

Stok Kon + Braverman
  • Immigration Law, Appeals & Appellate, Gov & Administrative Law...
  • Puerto Rico
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Summary

Ms. Patricia C. Wall is an energetic and passionate attorney. She received her law degree in June 2003 from the Interamerican University School of Law. In May 2004, after passing her bar exam and being admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, she started working for a former INS prosecutor, giving her a vast understanding and experience with US Immigration and Nationality Law.

When it comes to help, guide, and counsel clients from all walks of life and from more than 15 countries, Attorney Wall attributes her success to her multicultural education, multilingual background, and extensive immigration experience. She has been an avid advocate of foreign nationals’ rights and their families in and outside the Unites States. Although her practice has been in South Florida, she has represented individuals nationwide.

In April 8, 2019, Attorney Wall was awarded by the Coral Gables Police Department the “Justice for All Award” for her outstanding contribution representing and advocating for victims of crimes through her pro-bono legal work. She courageously worked to give victims a voice in the criminal justice system and through the US Immigration Laws, providing much-needed services to survivors in need. This nomination was part of the National Victim’s Rights Week celebrated every year in collaboration with the Office for Victims of Crime of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Attorney Wall focuses exclusively on helping immigrants navigate the complex US Immigration and Nationality Law; she represents and guides foreign nationals/immigrants obtain asylum, establish legal residency, become US citizens, and help them reunite with their families here in the US.

Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Domestic Violence
Additional Practice Areas
  • Asylum
  • Deportation Defense
  • Waivers of grounds of inadmissibility
  • Work Visas - Employment based immigration
  • Family based immigration
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Puerto Rico
Colegio De Abogados y Abogadas De Puerto Rico
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Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Stok Kon + Braverman
Current
Education
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
J.D.
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Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Law School Exchange Program (2002) | European Union Constitution, Organized Crime in the EU
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University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez
B.A. | Philosophy
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Awards
Victim's Right Justice for All Award
U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crimes
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
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American Immigrations Lawyers Association
Member
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Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered

Q. How can i prevent kids father of taking kids out of country he has custody of one and i have custody of the other
A: Madam, I am not a family law attorney neither authorized to practice law in your state but you need to contact a family attorney in your area ASAP regarding this matter or if you don't have the means to afford an attorney you can contact legal aid and see if you qualified for their services. https://arlegalaid.org/ Be well, Patricia C. Wall
Q. Removal proceedings married to usc age gap ?
A: Congratulations on your marriage! First, if the marriage took place after the initiation of removal proceedings, there is a general prohibition under the law to not approved this family petitions unless the petitioner request in writing and with Form I–130. The request must state the reason for seeking the exemption and must file with request documentary evidence establishing eligibility for the exemption. Second, the Immigration Judge has no authority to decide the Family petition (Form I-130). Given that there is a significant age difference and potentially other issues not discussed in this forum, I will strongly recommend that you consult and hire an experienced attorney in Immigration Law to represent you both before the Immigration Court and before the Service (USCIS). Best of luck to you both!
Q. Hello! Im married to US citizen and currently i-485 is pending. My attorney sent all forms. I received RFIE for i-485.
A: I will strongly advised to the contrary. If you have a professional and diligent attorney you should, by all means, continue working with him regarding your application for lawful permanent residence in the US. Please make sure that your attorney is authorized to practice law and has experience in representing individuals regarding the US Immigration laws. Good luck!!!
Q. Can I reapply for adjustment of status with my husband?
A: you can have USCIS reopen the I-130 proceedings by filing Motion to Reopen with 30 days of the denial. Due to the ever-changing US Immigration laws, I strongly encourage you to consult an experienced immigration attorney to avoid any issues in the future.
Q. I am working with a young man who is about to plead guilty to 2 felony charges. He was born here but his parents do not
A: If “young man” is convicted of a “specified offense against a minor” under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (“Adam Walsh Act” or “AWA”) he will be bar from having his family-based petition approved. Unless the Secretary of Homeland Security determines, in his or her sole discretion that the petitioner (young man) poses no risk to the beneficiary (parents); if the Secretary of Homeland Security denies petition his or her decision is not subject to judicial review. These are very complex issues that can affect his ability to petition for his parents. He should consult an experienced licensed immigration attorney to make sure he does not hamper his chances of petitioning for his parents.
Q. Can I book my flight directly to Florida from the Caribbean island instead of going to Illinois where I was filed for?
A: Yes, as long as you don't violate the terms of your visa. In abundance of caution, I encourage you or anyone to consult with an experienced licensed immigration attorney saving you time, money, and future headaches.
Q. Hi i was married in the u.s but got married in india does that count as polygamy too even after i got divorced here u.s.
A: No. USCIS does not recognize polygamous marriages even if valid in the place of celebration. You will need to remarry your "second" wife (the one you married in India in 2015) to be able to file a family petition on her behalf. I suggest that you consult an experienced licensed immigration attorney to verify that you meet all the requirements needed, saving you time and money. The divorce validity abroad depends on the interpretation of the divorce laws of the foreign country that granted the divorce and the reciprocity laws in the state of the United States, where the applicant remarried. If the divorce is not final under the foreign law, remarriage to a US citizen is not valid for immigration purposes.
Q. Looking for a Spanish speaking family and immigration lawyer for a case in Pontiac.
A: Family Law is governed by the State you or your children reside; Immigration law is Federal Administrative Proceedings and any attorney anywhere from within the US can represent you. I am an Immigration attorney in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with 15 plus years of experience and I am fully bilingual in Spanish and English.
Q. Can my wife become a U.S. citizen if she was convicted of a drug possesion charge before we were married 10 years ago?
A: You need an experienced immigration attorney. Foreign nationals with criminal convictions are in more likelihood in need of a waiver, if the law allows, or the person may be permanently bar from getting any status in the US.
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