DACA Update: Trump Administration Defying the Supreme Court DACA Ruling

Updated July 31, 2020 On July 28, 2020, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court held that the administration’s rescission of DACA was unlawful, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memo significantly restricting DACA. The restrictions to DACA as detailed in the recent memo include the following: No initial applications for DACA […]

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What is the Current Status of DACA? Updated July 20, 2020 ¿Cuál es el estado actual de DACA? Actualizado 20 de julio de 2020

Although the DACA program is flawed in that it does not offer a pathway to permanent status in the U.S., it is critical as it protects its recipients from deportation and allows them to receive employment authorization. Through these protections, the DACA program has provided immigrant youth with access to higher education, better paying jobs, […]

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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 Crisceidi “Cris” Diaz

Cris is a paralegal with our office who is known for her compassion, kindness, and tech savvy. Cris has been with the firm for 4 years. She is a pro with preparing U-visas, VAWA self-petitions, I-751 petitions, family petitions, fiance visas, naturalization cases and more. Originally from Cuba, Cris immigrated to the U.S. at age 14. Cris is a supermom to three handsome boys, and with a seemingly endless reserve of patience, she makes balancing work/mom life look easy. Cris is fluent in Spanish. […]

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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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