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I am the lead immigration attorney and founding partner of Kennedy Garcia Law. My goal is to keep families together and help immigrants remain in the United States. I work in immigration court to help defend my clients from deportation (now called "removal"), including complex deportation cases such as when a client has been convicted of a crime. I also prepare waivers, family-based petitions, Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Asylum, and visas for victims of crimes (such as the U Visa). I have won many cases before the immigration court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and I have done Oral Arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


 


Immigration is my life. My family is a family of immigrants. My husband, Luis, is from Guatemala, and lived in the US illegally for over 10 years. He is now a US citizen. Our son is first generation American. My grandparents were from Italy and the Czech Republic. My grandmother received asylum in the United States. 


 


I am fluent in Spanish. My entire practice and life is dedicated to the rights of Latinos in the United States and the advancement of the Latino community through the use of the US immigration system. I previously held a prestigious internship at the Seattle Immigration Court (EOIR). 


 


I am also the Founder & CEO of AMIGA Lawyers, the Association of Mother Immigration Attorneys. 


 


Soy la abogada de inmigración y fundadora de Kennedy García Law. Mi objetivo es mantener unidas a las familias y ayudar a los inmigrantes a pertenecer en los Estados Unidos. Yo trabajo en la corte de inmigración para ayudar a defender a mis clientes de la deportación ( que hoy se le conoce como la "expulsión"), incluyendo casos de deportación complejos tales como cuando un cliente a sido condenado de un delito. También preparo perdones, peticiones basadas en la familia, ajustes de estatus, procedimientos consulares, asilos y visas para víctimas de delitos (tales como la VISA U). He ganado numerosos casos ante la corte de inmigración y el Tribunal de Apelaciones de Inmigración, y he eecho argumentos verbales ante la Corte de Apelaciones del Circuit Noveno.


 


Inmigración es mi vida. Mi familia es una familia de inmigrantes. Mi esposo Luis es de Guatemala y vivió en los EE.UU ilegalmente por más de 10 años. Hoy es ciudadano estadounidense. Nuestro hijo es primera generación estadounidense. Mis abuelos eran de Italia y República Checa. Mi abuela recibió asilo a Estados Unidos. Hablo español con fluidez, mi práctica completa y mi vida están dedicadas a los derechos de los latinos en los Estados Unidos y en los avances de la comunidad latina a través del sistema migratorio de los EE.UU.


 


Previamente sostuve un prestigioso internado en la corte de inmigración de Seattle (EOIR). También soy la fundadora y directora ejecutiva de AMIGA Lawyers , la asociación de abogadas de inmigración que son mamas. 

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 100%

Payment

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Fixed (always)

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Cash, Check

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  • Brittan Elizabeth Schwartz

    I have worked for and with Alexandra ("Ally") for several years. She is a true advocate for her clients. She provides each client with individualized advice and attention and gives them honest and accurate advice. I give her my highest recommendation.

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    Brittan Schwartz Immigration Attorney
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  • Jennifer Michal Potter

    I have worked for Alexandra since I was a law school intern. She is a talented immigration lawyer who is driven by her passion for social justice and immigrant rights. She is fully bilingual and has a unique understanding of and respect for Latin-American culture, which serves her clients well. She is also a seasoned litigator who has argued before the Ninth Circuit and has a reputation for winning particularly complex cases. I give Alexandra Kennedy my highest recommendation.

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Contact info

506 Second Ave
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA, 98104

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200808/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognition for Over 50 Hours of Pro Bono Work in 2011Washington State Bar Association2011
Recognition for Over 50 Hours of Pro Bono Work in 2010Washington State Bar Association2010
Recognition for Over 50 Hours of Pro Bono Work in 2009Washington State Bar Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner and Lead Immigration AttorneyKennedy Garcia Law, PLLC2012 - Present
Immigration AttorneyHanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC2010 - 2012
Student Law ClerkSeattle Immigration Court, Executive Office For Immigration Review2007 - 2007
Immigration AttorneyRios & Cruz PS2006 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Mother Immigration Attorneys- AMIGA LawyersFounder2015 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)Former Board of Directors2008 - Present
Latina/o Bar Association of WashingtonMember2006 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Central Florida chapter)Member2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Mexico City Chapter)Member2012 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Won TPS In Deportation ProceedingsWon: Avoided Deportation and Won TPS
Green card for wife of US citizenWon: Green card (lawful permanent residence)
Stopped Deportation and Won Administrative ClosureWon: Stopped Deportation, Won Work Permit
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Kennedy Garcia Law BlogAlgunos Mitos Que Debemos de Erradicar de Nuestra Mente2013
Kennedy Garcia Law BlogKennedy Garcia Law's Unique Take on Immigration Reform2013
El InformativoImmigration Law Columnist2012
El InformativoImmigration Law Columnist2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of South FloridaSpanish Language and LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ocala Fast 4 Immigration ReformImmigration Reform to Give Thanks2013
Martin Luther King's Dream 50 Years LaterI Have A Dream for Immigration Reform2013
Know Your Rights in immigrationKnow Your Rights in immigration2013
Immigration Reform Pathway to CitizenshipCounty Ordinance Limiting the Use of ICE Detainers2013
Immigration ConferenceKnow Your Rights In Immigration2013
Friday ForumImmigration Reform2013
Radio Show: Comentando las Noticias con Horacio AhumadaImmigration2012
Radio Show: Comentando las Noticias con Horacio AhumadaImmigration2011
Radio Show: Comentando las Noticias con Horacio AhumadaImmigration2010