I graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico- School of Law in 2013 with a passion for immigration law and immigrant's rights. Since then I have worked on everything from straight-forward family-based immigration cases, to complex removal and custody cases requiring appellate work and federal litigation.
I have a client-centered practice oriented toward not only obtaining the best results possible for my clients, but also focused on empowering clients and their families to understand their cases and each of the steps along the way toward the desired outcome. I do removal defense work with both detained and non-deatined clients, family-based immigration including waivers and consulary processing, naturalization, and anything else immigration-law related. I also provide advice to immigrants and their attorneys regarding the criminal consequences to immigration status, known as crimmigration and have a contract to provide ongoing advice to the Law Office of the Public Defender for the State of New Mexico.
An integral part of my practice is also focused on community involvement and advocacy for immigrants' rights at the local, state, and national levels. To that end I serve on several committees and boards that focus on standing up against inhumane policies and laws and advocating for greater community involvement and transparency in all aspects of immigration law. I am also a co-founder of the Borderland Immigration Council (BIC), which documents human rights abuses by ICE and CBP at the border and advocates for humane immigration laws and policies.
Finally, I pride myself on leaving no stone unturned on my client's cases. This means that I and my staff provide exceptional representation on all types of cases, from the routine to those that are very complicated and require creative thinking, dilligence and determination. My goal is to make sure that you understand the process and feel like a partner in your case so that we can achieve the best outcome possible.
To read more about how I approach cases, read this great article featuring a complicated and difificult asylum case that I handled in 2017: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/02/you-descend-into-hell-by-coming-here-how-texas-shut-the-door-on-refugees
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Jerrod L. Walden Memorial Award||University of New Mexico- School of Law||2013|
|Clinical Legal Education Association Award||University of New Mexico- School of Law||2013|
|Attorney||Noble & Vrapi, P.A.||2013 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Borerland Immigration Council||Founding Member||2016 - Present|
|State Bar of New Mexico- Immigration Specialization Committee||Committee Member||2015 - Present|
|AILA National- LGBT Working Group||Committee Member||2014 - Present|
|Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals||Member||2014 - Present|
|New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|New Mexico State Bar||Member||2013 - Present|
|New Mexico Federal District Court||Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of New Mexico, Immigration Law Section||Board Member||2014 - 2016|
|For the Defense (New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)||Guidance on Drug Related Pleas for Immigrant Clients||2015|
|University of New Mexico School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|University of New Mexico||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Platicamos||Migratory Issues and Options for Immigrants in the Borderland||2016|
|FPD CLE||Immigration Enforcement Priorities for the Federal Public Defender||2016|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter)||Detention Issues: Challenging No bond Determinations and Prolonged Detention||2016|
|Current Immigration Issues for the Criminal Defense Attorney||Crimmigration Workshop-Breakout session||2015|
|Current Immigration Issues for the Criminal Defense Attorney||Understanding Immigration Enforcement Priorities||2015|
|NMCLDA- Southern CLE||Latest Trends in Immigration Courts for New Mexico Attorney||2014|
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