Matian Firm Managing Immigration Attorney Nancy Reyes Guarderas Talks U-Visas – Press Release
“The U-Visa is an amazing opportunity for so many immigrants to obtain immigration facilitation despite their victimization, and in many cases their only possible way to find the ultimate peace of mind so many deserve – immigration stability.”
The U-Visa was created to protect migrant victims of serious victims
LOS ANGELES – January 14, 2021 – Abogada Nancy Reyes Guarderas of the Matian Firm is due to appear on California radio and television networks to discuss the U-Visa and its application process.
U nonimmigrant status (U visa) is reserved for victims of crime and their families who have suffered significant physical or mental damage as a result of the crime and who have helped or will assist in the investigation or prosecution of these criminal activities. The U Visa allows these victims to enter or stay in the United States when they may otherwise not be allowed. The law also serves to help law enforcement agencies better serve victims of crime and prosecute perpetrators of the crime.
Reyes said, “The U-Visa is an amazing opportunity for so many immigrants to obtain immigration facilitation despite their victimization, and in many cases their only possible way to find the ultimate peace of mind so many deserve – immigration stability.”
When Congress passed the Human Trafficking and Violence Protection Act in 2000, they also created the U-Visa.
Reyes also notes that the U-Visa is one of the most generous forms of relief that can be used to pardon almost any immigration violation, including previous deportations, crimes, entry and exit, and more, including:
• Abusive contact
• Domestic violence
• Incorrect detention
• Criminal attack
• Fraud with foreign employment contracts
• Involuntary bondage
• obstruction of justice
• Physical attack
• Physical exploitation
• slave trade
• Human trafficking
• Witness manipulation
• Unlawful detention under criminal law
The U Visa offers several benefits to eligible immigrants including:
• Legal status for up to four years
• Work permit
• Derivation benefits for eligible family members
• Path to legal permanent residence after three years in U status
Nancy Reyes Guarderas is an expert on immigration rights and visas as she has been assisting and guiding her clients through the immigration process since 1998.
While serving as Senior Staff Attorney at Legal Aid Foundation in Los Angeles (LAFLA), she chaired the VAWA / U Visa Network in Los Angeles, where she led the group to make changes to immigration policy at the local, state level. and at the national level by working closely with law enforcement, prosecutors, USCIS and other government agencies to develop and improve policies that affect immigrants in our communities.
Guarderas has extensive experience filing affirmation and defense requests for their clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. She has also held hearings in the United States Immigration Court, and has taught and appealed to the Administrative Appeals Office, Immigration Board of Appeals, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Guarderas has helped thousands of clients with direct services, conducted public relations for thousands of people, and trained hundreds of private and nonprofit lawyers, social workers, and law students through panels, training, and visiting professor opportunities at the USC’s School of Social Work and Loyola Law School.
Listen as Abogada Nancy Reyes Guarderas discusses the U Visa process and answers questions about:
01/13/21 at 10:00 a.m. on Jose 97.5 / 107.1 (KLYY-FM) with Irma Covarrubias
01/13/21 at 2:25 p.m. on LA 101.9 & Que Buena 98.9 – Univision Radio (KSCA-FM & KSOL-FM) with La Bronca
01/13/21 at 4:45 p.m. on KLOVE 107.5 – Univision Radio (KLVE-FM) with Ysaac Alvarez
01/14/21 at 8:00 am on the El Show de Alex “El Genio” Lucas Network with Alex “El Genio” Lucas
01/14/21 @ 8:20 am on Que Buena 105.5 / 94/3 (KBUE-FM) with Don Cheto
01/14/21 at 10:00 a.m. on Jose 97.5 / 107.1 (KLYY-FM) with Irma Covarrubias
01/14/21 at 13:00 on Que Buena 98.9 – Univision Radio (KSOL-FM) with El Zorro
01/14/21 at 1:15 p.m. on Amor 100.3 – Univision Radio (KBRG-FM) with Glorybella
01/14/21 at 6:00 p.m. on La Raza 93.3 (KRZZ-FM) with El Compa Gil
Visit laligadefensora.com for the full interview schedule.
About Nancy Reyes Guarderas
Nancy Reyes Guarderas is one Immigration lawyerMs. Reyes Guarderas was a Senior Staff Attorney at Matian Firm dba La Liga Defensora Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) as an immigration attorney. LAFLA is the frontline law firm for the poor and low income in Los Angeles. She also works regularly as a legal analyst for Univision TV and radio. Ms. Reyes Guarderas provides vital legal information, explains nuances and complexities in immigration law, and provides breaking news and analysis on the changing landscape of immigration law.
About the Matian company
The Matian company | La Liga Defensora is a California-based immigration, criminal defense, labor and personal injury law firm. Under the direction of the company president Shawn F. Matian, Esq., The Matian Firm | La Liga Defensora is committed to the ardent advocacy of its customers. An ongoing practice of reinvesting in the company serves to improve Matian’s mission. With a total of 40,000 square meters of newly built office space and over 175 employees, The Matian Firm | La Liga Defensora is one of the fastest growing law firms in all of California.
The Matian company | La Liga Defensora has helped tens of thousands of clients with their immigration, criminal and injury cases by providing excellent legal services. This consistent track record of outstanding work has been recognized in particular by the legal community, as evidenced by the numerous awards the firm has received including: Super Lawyers | Rising stars; The National Top 100 Litigation Lawyers; Lawyers of Distinction Award; National Top 10 Attorney Award; 10 customer satisfaction levels from the best law firms; and Avvos Client Choice Award, including awards.
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