The American Immigration Lawyers Association’s National Day of Action recently took place in Washington D.C., and the Oklahoma law firm of Fry & Elder was well represented. Fry & Elder’s Lorena Rivas not only attended the event, the accomplished Oklahoma immigration law attorney visited Capitol Hill last week to advocate for necessary reforms to America’s immigration system and to prevent policies that would hurt Oklahoma like mass deportations.
Rivas spoke to a captivated audience that included U.S. Senators James Inhofe and James Lankford, along with U.S. Representatives Frank Lucas, Markwayne Mullin and James Bridenstine. Rivas’ appearance at the event was highlighted by a personal meeting she had with U.S. Representative Tom Cole.
“I shared examples of real immigrants contributing to our community, and highlighted ways our laws could be reformed to increase our shared prosperity,” Lorena Rivas said from her Fry & Elder Tulsa office. “We need Congress to pass immigration reform that ensures America has smart, fair laws that will keep families together and help build our economy. Every Oklahoman legislator seemed to understand the importance of immigrant labor and were genuinely concerned with the need of foreign workers.”
Rivas followed that statement up with a gripping and appealing call to action of Congress:
“When 9 out of 10 Americans support offering a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants living and working in our communities, an enforcement-only approach like the one President Trump is advocating isn’t pragmatic,” she said. “We need solutions, not more policies that cost taxpayers billions and don’t improve our national security.
“We all benefit when the best and the brightest from all over the world can come to America, bringing their creativity and innovative spirit and building new industries. Our country deserves a system that works, and to get there we need a comprehensive immigration reform bill. We need Congress to lead on this today.”
Lorena Rivas: A Rising Star in Oklahoma Immigration Law
Though five years removed from law school, Rivas already has established herself as an authority figure in Oklahoma immigration law whose legal prowess is in high demand throughout the state. Rivas provides comprehensive legal representation in the following areas of immigration law:
- Business Immigration
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
- Deportation/Removal Defense
- Family Immigration
- Fiancé Visa
- Humanitarian Relief
- Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
A native of Mutual, Oklahoma, Rivas is a first-generation American who takes great pride in being able to represent the Oklahoma Latino community as an attorney.
“I’m a Mexican-American,” Lorena Rivas said. “Immigration law is something that is constantly hitting my life, whether it be family members, friends or my clients. In law school, I initially thought I wouldn’t go into immigration law, but I started thinking about it more, and felt like I could make a bigger impact in that area.”
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Rivas is just one of many standouts on a Fry & Elder legal team that features five attorneys who have garnered Super Lawyers® accolades, four attorneys who are AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and three of the past four Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section Chairs. Collectively, Fry & Elder’s lineup of attorneys, which now totals 12, have helped the firm be named to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firm’s list from 2014-2017. Whether you are in need of legal representation in immigration law, family law or criminal law in Tulsa or Oklahoma City, Fry & Elder has the team and resources in place to help navigate you through the process. Contact Fry & Elder today to speak with an elite and accomplished Oklahoma trial lawyer.