Guarderas urges the importance of immigrants not “self-disqualifying” themselves simply because they have a criminal record.
Abogada Nancy Reyes Guarderas of the Matian Firm | La Liga Defensora is scheduled to appear on California radio and TV stations to discuss what people do if they have criminal convictions, but want to fix 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 and Immigration Law. It is important not to have a criminal record, so that it does not affect you with immigration. But, if you already have the record, we can review if there are ways to eliminate the conviction or request that your record be expunged. Bottomline, if there is a way to eliminate the immigration consequences, we have a great team that can help”
Guarderas says it’s important that immigrants don’t disqualify themselves from filing for immigration relief just because they have a criminal record. With the help of an experienced attorney from a law firm, like La Liga Defensora, that has experience on both sides, it will be a lot easier to build a strong case, no matter what side you’re fighting. Anybody seeking changes in their status should always speak with a licensed attorney before self-disqualifying themselves because there are different ways to reduce or even erase your sentence.
An attorney with experience in both immigration and criminal law can help with the immigration process by:
- Making a request for the classification of their client’s conviction to be lowered, or removed from the record altogether;
- Reducing the sentence; thereby eliminating the negative impact on immigration;
- Erasing the conviction completely and allowing the client to submit or continue their immigation application; and/or
- Filing a motion to reopen a deportation order after eliminating the criminal basis for the deportation order.
Nancy Reyes Guarderas is an expert on immigration rights and visas, as she has been advocating and guiding her clients through the immigration process since 1998.
Guarderas has extensive experience filing affirmative and defensive applications for her clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. She has also conducted hearings before the United States Immigration Court, briefing and appealing before the Administrative Appeals Office, Board of Immigration Appeals, and the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Guarderas has helped thousands of clients with direct services, conducted community outreach for thousands of people, and trained hundreds of private and non-profit attorneys, social workers, and law students through panels, training, and guest lecturer opportunities at USC’s School of Social Work and Loyola Law School.
Listen to Abogada Nancy Reyes Guarderas discuss the importance of speaking with an attorney to prevent your past from affecting your immigration status on:
Monday @ 7:00AM & 9:00AM on La Raza 97.9(KLAX-FM) & La Raza 93.3 (KRZZ-FM) with El Terrible
Monday & Friday @ 8:35AM on Recuerdo 103.9/98.3 (KRCD-FM) with Maria Esther
Monday & Tuesday @ 1:15PM on Amor 100.3- Univision Radio (KBRG-FM) with Glorybella
Monday @ 3:10PM on Jose 97.5/107.1 (KLYY-FM) with Erazno y La Chokolata
Tuesday @ 1:50PM on Jose 97.5/107.1 (KLYY-FM) with Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo
Tuesday & Thursday @ 8:20AM on Que Buena 105.5/94.3 (KBUE-FM) with Don Cheto
Wednesday & Friday @ 10:00AM on Jose 97.5/107.1 (KLYY-FM) with Irma Covarrubias
Wednesday @ 2:25PM on LA 101.9 & Que Buena 98.9 – Univision Radio (KSCA-FM & KSOL-FM) with La Bronca
Wednesday @ 4:45PM on K-LOVE 107.5- Univision Radio (KLVE-FM) with Ysaac Alvarez
Thursday @ 8:00 AM on Jose 97.5/107.1 (KLYY-FM) with Alex “El Genio” Lucas
Thursday @ 1:00 PM on Que Buena 98.9 – Univision Radio (KSOL-FM) with El Zorro
Thursday @ 6:00 PM on La Raza 93.3 (KRZZ-FM) with El Compa Gil
Visit laligadefensora.com for a full interview schedule.
About Nancy Reyes Guarderas
Nancy Reyes Guarderas is an immigration attorney, licensed to practice in the State of California, since 1998. Prior to joining The Matian Firm dba La Liga Defensora, Mrs. Reyes Guarderas was a Senior Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) as an immigration attorney. LAFLA serves as the frontline law firm for poor and low-income people in Los Angeles. She also serves as a regular Legal Analyst for Univision TV and Radio. Mrs. Reyes Guarderas delivers important legal information, explains nuances and complexities in immigration law and provides breaking news and analysis on the changing landscape of immigration legislation.
About the Matian Firm
The Matian Firm | La Liga Defensora, is a California-based immigration law, criminal defense, employment law, and personal injury law firm. Under the direction of the firm’s President, Shawn F. Matian, Esq., The Matian Firm | La Liga Defensora is dedicated to providing zealous advocacy on behalf of their clients. A continuous practice of reinvestment into the firm serves to enhance Matian’s mission. With a combined 40,000 square feet 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 Firm | 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 notably recognized by the legal community as evidenced by the many awards that have been bestowed upon the firm including: Super Lawyers | Rising Stars; The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers; Lawyers of Distinction Award; Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award; 10 Best Law Firms Client Satisfaction; and Avvo’s Client Choice Award, amongst other accolades.
The Matian Firm | La Liga Defensora is located at 3701 Wilshire Blvd Suite 210, Los Angeles, California 90010. Northern California at 111 N. Market Street Suite 888 in San Jose, California 95113 and the Inland Empire in Ontario located at 4200 Concourse St. Ontario, CA 91764.
More information on the firm, its attorneys, and its casework please visit: www.matianfirm.com
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