Paralegal, bilingual in Spanish and English
Earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at El Paso
Cristina has experience in affirmative and defensive asylum applications, removal defense, and detention issues. She also has experience with family immigration cases, including complex cases involving procedural entries. Cristina is one of the extremely few paralegals in the entire country (possibly the only one in the country) who has won multiple MPP asylum cases, and has won asylum cases from Cuba, Venezuela, and Central America. Cristina has completed the AILA Paralegal Online Course, including dozens of hours of formal instruction in all areas of immigration law, including business immigration.
- Humanitarian Asylum
- Withholding of Removal (non-refoulement)
- Protection under the Convention Against Torture
- MPP (Remain in Mexico)
- Removal proceedings
- Detention issues
- All aspects of family immigration cases
- FOIA requests and appeals, including OBIM FOIA requests
- Complex Naturalization
- Derivative and acquired citizenship
Cristina’s bilingual and bicultural background gives her a personal and complex understanding of the different dynamics that shape the U.S.–Mexico border.
She believes everyone has the right to seek better opportunities for themselves and their families and the right to live in the country that offers those opportunities. Cristina is committed to facilitating that path and process for her valued clients.
She believes immigration and diversity enrich and strengthen our community. Immigrants contribute their cultures, backgrounds, and values to the U.S. and make it better.
Cristina is a Texas Notary Public.