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Elina Magaly Santana

also known as Ely Santana, Elina M. Santana

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

Elina Magaly Santana is an attorney licensed in the state of Florida, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Santana is dedicated to representing the immigrant community nationwide. Ms. Santana focuses her practice on representing immigrants in affirmative petitions with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”), as well as providing direct representation at interviews and in deportation proceedings before U.S. Immigration Courts nationwide.


 


 While in law school, Ms. Santana worked as a law clerk at a business immigration firm in Boston, Massachusetts where she aided with all types of business based visa petitions and labor certifications. In addition, Ms. Santana volunteers in the local South Florida community, and previously volunteered with the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (“ProBAR”) in Harlingen, Texas, where she worked with detained immigrants and abused children seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile visas. Ms. Santana also served as a judicial intern at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida under the supervision of the Honorable William C. Turnoff.


 


Ms. Santana earned her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, where she served as an editor for the Public Interest Law Journal. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Spanish Literature at New York University with high honors.


 


Ms. Santana is a committee co-chair for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), as well as a member of the Cuban American Bar Association (“CABA”), the Hispanic National Bar Association (“HNBA”), the Miami-Dade County Bar Association (“MDCBA”), and American Bar Association (“ABA”). She is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Immigration: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Santana Rodriguez Law, P.A.

3663 SW 8th Street
Suite 206
Miami, FL, 33135

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Most Valuable MemberBNI2013
Pro Bono HonoreeBoston University School of Law2009
Founder's Day AwardNew York University2006
Departmental High HonorsNew York University2006
University Honors ScholarNew York University2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderSantana Rodriguez Law, PA2014 - Present
Senior AssociateHermanni Law Group2012 - 2014
AttorneyGalindo & Santana, PA2011 - 2012
AssociateImmigration Group LLC2009 - 2011
Law ClerkCosta & Riccio LLP2008 - 2008
InternU.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida2007 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
BNIPast President2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationCo-chair2009 - Present
Miami-Dade County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Hispanic National Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Red Dragon SocietyMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Matter of Gush.Won - Granted Withholding of Removal
Matter of Spot.Won - Granted Residency
Matter of Barro.Won - Granted Citizenship

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Inquiry: A Journal of Undergraduate ResearchGED Classroom Dynamics and Their Effect on Students’ Success2006
Inquiry: A Journal of Undergraduate ResearchConstructing Ethnicities in Second Generation Latinos2005

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
New York UniversitySociology & Spanish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2006