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     Hello! I am "the immigration guy."  My firm is dedicated not only to the practice of immigration law, but also to the principles that every human being has the right to fair and just treatment. Each individual is addressed with dignity and respect not because of his or her race, religion or birthplace, but because of his or her humanity.


     Much of my time is dedicated to the representation of indigent clients.  The vision I have is that my practice allows me to give back twice as much as I take from the world.  I allocate my time consistent with this philosophy by devoting two thirds of my time to the areas of advocacy and pro bono representation.


     I firmly believe that my purpose is to assist all those I can.  My clients provide me the ability to live out my purpose.  They allow me the opportunity to be of maximum service.  Immigration, unlike other areas of law, allows me the opportunity to live out my values without conflict with the client.


All pro bono cases are accepted through Casa Cornelia Legal Center. 


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



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Contact info

"the immigration guy"

311 E. Washington Ave.
Escondido, CA, 92025


MNAuthorized to practice199807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley W. Manuel AwardCalifornia Bar Association2014
Hatian Refugee Project FellowNational Lawyers Guild1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney"the immigration guy"2013 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hatian Refugee Project (1st Case)Political Asylum Granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Antioch UniversityLiberal ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Poway Community OutreachProposed CIR 1012013
Career PlanningUnderstanding Deferred Action2013