Ileana Rivera graduated from the University of Puerto Rico where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Rivera later graduated from a Juris Doctor at the Interamerican University, shortly after passed the Puerto Rico bar, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico bar. During those years, she worked for the Public Defender’s office in criminal defense, was law clerk to Honorable Brian K. Tester, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, and interned at the Interamerican University Legal Clinic. Rivera worked Pro Bono at the Puerto Rico Bar Association for one year. Worked for two years for the Supreme Court creating and developing the visitor’s educational program, after which thousands of visitors were taught on the judicial system as well as the historic Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Attorney Rivera opened her law firm in conjunction to an experienced immigration attorney, and has practiced Immigration Law since the year 2014 to the present.
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- Puerto Rico
- 11th Circuit
- D.C. Circuit
- Federal Circuit
- English: Spoken, Written
- Spanish: Spoken, Written
- The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
- Law Clerk
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court
- Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
- J.D. | Law
- La Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico  # 19962
- American Immigration Lawyers Association Florida
- - Current
- Federal Bar Association
- - Current
- Terra Immigration Partners
- Q. Can unemployment assistance prevent me from getting my green card?
- A: I am sorry to hear you are going through unemployment. You should be able to apply for your adjustment of status in August. If you have a particular question you would like to ask, please call our office and we will assist you. best regards.
- Q. Can i switch from consular processing to adjustment of status for my spouse's case and how can it be done ?
- A: If you already started the process as a consular process, it may better to complete it that way. If you are a US citizen it should not take long to get the I-130 approved and move forward with the consular process part. Best to you.
- Q. Is it going to be a problem if someone overstayed leave to go back to own country?
- A: Overstaying is never a good practice. The short answer is, it depends on the reason why your friend overstayed. If for example, the overstay happened because of medical reasons or any other important reason, it can be explained. Also, the amount of time of the overstay plays an important role. For sure an experienced attorney would have to look at the time and circumstances before making a recommendation.