Daianna Cristerna

Daianna was born in Hayward, CA to immigrant parents. Daianna moved to Mexico with her mother and brother when she was only eight years old. She lived most of her childhood and teenage years in her mother’s hometown Santa Rosa de Lima, Jalisco, Mexico. When Daianna was eighteen years old, she decided to move back

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Siva Vemireddy

Siva is a  Bay Area native and a first-generation college graduate. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California Santa Cruz in Legal Studies, with a minor in Education. Siva became curious about the immigration process as a young child, in part because she was separated from her older sister in India. As

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Edith Ruelas Martinez

Edith was born in Crucero de Sta. Ma Jalisco, Mexico. Edith came to the United States when she was six years old with her family.  Through her own immigration journey, she witnessed the sacrifices and struggles involved in moving to another country. Leaving her hometown, friends, and family behind made a strong and difficult impact

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Patricia Barragan

Patricia assists attorneys prepare asylum and adjustment of status applications and U and R-1 petitions. She assists clients who are in removal proceedings and those who are applying for lawful status through consular processing. A graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy, Patricia also obtained a paralegal certificate from SFSU. She is the daughter of an immigrant parent and is

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Lourdes Weedy

Lourdes has more than 20 years of experience assisting attorneys with family-based and employment-based immigration matters, naturalization applications, immigration court cases and consular processing. Prior to joining Becker & Lee LLP, Lourdes worked as a legal assistant with another immigration law firm in San Francisco. Lourdes’ first exposure to immigration law was through her work

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Andrea Hernandez

Andrea has extensive experience helping attorneys prepare Adjustment of Status applications, U visa petitions, extreme hardship waivers (I-601 and I-601A), I-751 petitions, naturalization applications, and applications for DACA. She also has also prepared H-1B, H1B1, TN, R-1, P, and O visa petitions. Andrea previously lived in the Dominican Republic, where she worked as a bilingual

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Gretel Quintero

Gretel has extensive immigration experience assisting clients with U visa petitions, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), extreme hardship waivers, naturalization, I-751 and Adjustment of Status. She has helped numerous detained clients with requests to be released on bond and has helped supervising attorneys prepare applications for asylum, cancellation of removal, prosecutorial discretion, withholding of

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