What is a T-visa, and What is Labor Trafficking?

The T-visa is a very special visa for victims of labor trafficking. Labor trafficking often affects agricultural workers/farm-workers, including people who come to the U.S. with visas. Victims of labor trafficking are often threatened with harm or deportation if they stop working, leave, or report the trafficking. Labor trafficking includes the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. […]

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Our Team, Karen “Karina” Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant

Karina has been the Administrative Assistant with our team for the past year. Karina is responsible for processing our mail, scheduling consults, receiving payments, and greeting prospective and current clients. If you contact our office, you will most likely interact with Karina who is friendly, funny, and kind-hearted. In fact, our Karina is the most un-Karen “Karen” out there. Originally from #Mexico, Karina is fluent in Spanish. When not at the office Karina enjoys spending time with her husband and her fur-baby – a pug named Chato. Thank you, Karina, for being you. We are so fortunate to have you as part of our team! […]

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Our Team, Paralegal Florencia “Flor” Ibarra

Flor has been a paralegal with our office for almost a year and has 5 years of experience as an immigration paralegal. Flor is known for her professionalism, thoughtfulness, and outgoing personality. She especially enjoys working on challenging cases and has extensive experience preparing family petitions, fiancé visas, and all types of waiver requests. Originally from Argentina, Flor has lived in the U.S. since the age of 7 and is fluent in Spanish. When not at the office Flor enjoys spending time with her family, pets, and travelling. […]

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Nuestro Equipo, Crisceidi “Cris” Diaz

Cris es asistente legal de nuestra oficina y es conocida por su compasión, amabilidad y conocimiento tecnológico. Cris ha estado con la firma por 4 años. Ella es una pro con la preparación de U-visas, VAWA auto-peticiones, peticiones I-751, peticiones familiares, #fiancevisas, # casos de naturalización y más. Originaria de Cuba, Cris emigró a los EE. UU. A los 14 años. Cris es una supermamá de tres chicos guapos, y con una reserva de paciencia aparentemente interminable, hace que el equilibrio entre el trabajo y la vida de la madre parezca fácil. Cris habla español con fluidez. […]

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Our Team, Paralegal Elizabeth “Liz” Batista

Liz is a senior paralegal with the Law Office of Karen Winston who brings smarts, passion, and excellence to everything she does. Liz has been a part of our team for 5 years and is highly experienced in #waiver cases, family petitions, #adjustment of status, consular processing, removal of conditions, naturalization, DACA, and humanitarian forms of relief. Originally from Mexico, Liz has lived in the U.S. for over 14 years. Liz is a new mom, a loving wife, and an awesome cook. She is fluent in Spanish. […]

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