Matian Firm | La Liga Defensora Managing Immigration Attorney Nancy Reyes Guarderas Discusses Ways Immigrants Can Prevent a Criminal Past from Affecting their Immigration Status – Press Release

“Anyone seeking a change in status should always speak to a licensed attorney before disqualifying themselves as there are several ways to reduce or even clear your sentence.”

Guarderas urges that immigrants not disqualify themselves simply because they have a criminal record.

Abogada Nancy Reyes Guarderas from Matian | La Liga Defensora is slated to appear on California radio and television to discuss what people do when they are convicted but want to determine their status and how La Liga Defensora can help.

Guarderas said: “We offer a very special service because we have lawyers who are experts in criminal law and immigration law. It is important not to keep a criminal record so that you will not be affected when immigrating. However, if you already have the record, we can see if there are any options to dispose of the conviction or request that your record be deleted. Bottom line: if there is a way to eradicate the impact of immigration, we have a great team that can help. “

Guarderas says it is important that immigrants not exclude themselves from applying for immigration relief just because they have a criminal record. With the help of a skilled attorney from a law firm like La Liga Defensora who has experience on both sides, it will be much easier to build a strong case no matter which side you are fighting on. Anyone seeking a change in their status should always speak to a licensed attorney before disqualifying themselves as there are several ways you can reduce or even clear your sentence.

An attorney with experience in both immigration and criminal law can help with the immigration process by:

  • Request that the client’s conviction rating be downgraded or removed from the record altogether;

  • Reduce the rate; This will eliminate the negative impact on immigration.

  • Completely clear the conviction and allow the client to file or continue their motion to file a lawsuit; and or

  • Submission of an application to reopen a deportation order after the criminal law basis for the deportation order has been lifted.

Nancy Reyes Guarderas is an expert on immigration rights and visas as she has supported and guided her clients through the immigration process since 1998.

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 USC’s School of Social Work and Loyola Law School.

Listen to Abogada. Nancy Reyes Guarderas discusses the importance of speaking with a lawyer to prevent your past from affecting your immigration status.

Monday at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on La Raza 97.9 (KLAX-FM) and La Raza 93.3 (KRZZ-FM) with El Terrible

Monday & Friday at 8:35 a.m. on Recuerdo 103.9 / 98.3 (KRCD-FM) with Maria Esther

Monday & Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. on Amor 100.3- Univision Radio (KBRG-FM) with Glorybella

Monday at 3:10 p.m. on Jose 97.5 / 107.1 (KLYY-FM) with Erazno y La Chokolata

Tuesday at 1:50 pm on Jose 97.5 / 107.1 (KLYY-FM) with Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo

Tuesday & Thursday at 8:20 a.m. on Que Buena 105.5 / 94.3 (KBUE-FM) with Don Cheto

Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. on Jose 97.5 / 107.1 (KLYY-FM) with Irma Covarrubias

Wednesday at 2:25 p.m. on LA 101.9 & Que Buena 98.9 – Univision Radio (KSCA-FM & KSOL-FM) with La Bronca

Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. on K-LOVE 107.5- Univision Radio (KLVE-FM) with Ysaac Alvarez

Thursday at 8:00 am on Jose 97.5 / 107.1 (KLYY-FM) with Alex “El Genio” Lucas

Thursday at 1 p.m. on Que Buena 98.9 – Univision Radio (KSOL-FM) with El Zorro

Thursday at 6 p.m. on La Raza 93.3 (KRZZ-FM) with El Compa Gil

Visit for a full interview schedule.

About Nancy Reyes Guarderas

Nancy Reyes Guarderas is an immigration attorney who was licensed in the state of California in 1998. Before joining Matian Firm dba La Liga Defensora, Ms. Reyes Guarderas was Senior Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation in Los Angeles (LAFLA). as an immigration attorney. LAFLA is the frontline law firm for poor and low income people 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 up-to-date 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 Company President Shawn F. Matian, Esq., The Matian Firm | La Liga Defensora is committed to advocating their customers’ interests. 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; Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award; 10 best law firm client satisfaction levels; and Avvos Client Choice Award, including awards.

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