I am the son of immigrants. I believe that immigration law is ultimately about families: bringing them together and keeping them together.
I know what it means to be a part of an immigrant family. I bring that personal experience with me as I represent numerous individuals and families in front of the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. I have also successfully litigated mandamus and Administrative Procedures Act claims against USCIS in the U.S. District Courts.
I have extensive experience with the various applications for relief that can be resolved by the Immigration Court, such as Cancellation of Removal for Certain Non-Permanent Residents (Form EOIR-42B), Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents (Form EOIR-42A), Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Relief under the Convention Against Torture (Form I-589), Application to Register Permanent Resident Status or Adjust Status (Form I-485), and review of USCIS denials. I have filed successful Motions to Reopen (in absentia orders, exceptional circumstances, changed circumstances, and sua sponte) and Motions to Terminate Removal Proceedings.
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|Partner||Fong & Aquino LLP||2015 - Present|
|Attorney and Counselor at Law||Law Office of Romben Aquino||2011 - 2014|
|Associate||Law Office of John R. Perry / Perry & Associates||2009 - 2011|
|Associate||Ferro & Cuccia||2005 - 2009|
|Agency Attorney||NYC Department of Consumer Affairs||2004 - 2005|
|Staff Attorney||NYC Commission on Human Rights||2002 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Lin v. Mukasey||Remand to BIA|
|Alomari v. Keisler||Ultimately, plaintiff's natz application approved|
|Conditions removed||USCIS granted|
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|Northeastern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of California - Los Angeles||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Immigration Law Training Course||Removal Proceedings||2013|
|Immigration Law Fundamentals||Asylum, Witholding, and the Convention Against Torture||2011|
|Immigration Law Fundamentals||Inadmissibility and Removal Proceedings||2011|