Vanesa Aguilar

Vanesa Aguilar was born in Palo Alto, California and was raised in Jalisco, Mexico for a part of her childhood. Vanesa’s upbringing in a Mexican immigrant family has made her a very compassionate person in helping others in all walks of life. This deep desire to engage with and assist individuals is what sparked her

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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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Eric Gomez

Eric works primarily helping supervising attorneys with employment-based non-immigrant visa petitions, including E, O, TN and J-1 petitions. Eric also has experience with Asylum and Adjustment of Status applications, as well as I-601A extreme hardship waivers. Prior to working at Becker and Lee, Eric worked for over seven years in law firms. He graduated from

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Diego Chavira

Diego graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. He completed an honors thesis that analyzed how people of color are perceived by society as a whole. Born in Veracruz, Mexico, Diego understands what it is like to navigate through the complexities

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Guadalupe Carreño

Guadalupe has experience helping supervising attorneys prepare U visa petitions, extreme hardship waivers, National Interest Waiver petitions, as well as non-immigrant visa petitions, including O, H-1B, TN, L, and E. She also has extensive experience working on PERM labor certifications and EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 immigrant visa petitions. Guadalupe first became involved with immigrant rights

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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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