No matter the venue or platform, Fry & Elder immigration law attorney Lorena Rivas embraces the opportunity to passionately fight and advocate for immigrants’ rights. With that in mind, it was not at all surprising that the esteemed and experienced immigration law attorney was in Kansas City Wednesday for the 2017 HNBA (Hispanic National Bar Association) Latina Leadership Academy.
The day-long seminar could not have a come at a more crucial or compelling time for Rivas and other immigration law attorneys following President Donald Trump’s recent announcement of his intention to eliminate DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) – a program which sought to shield young undocumented immigrants from deportation.
“His proposal is obviously something that potentially could have a major life-changing impact on a number of people,” Rivas said. “It was definitely a big talking point among the participants at this year’s Leadership Academy, as were many other things which are presently going on in immigration law. Immigrants need a voice now more than ever.”
Rivas has effectively been a voice many immigrants have relied upon throughout her accomplished legal career. She attended the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s National Day of Action in Washington D.C. earlier this year in which she met with a number of high-ranking Oklahoma politicians and had personal meeting with U.S. Representative Tom Cole to advocate for necessary reforms to America’s immigration system and to prevent policies that would hurt Oklahoma like mass deportations.
Rivas followed up her appearance in Capital Hill at the Tulsa County Bar Association’s 27th Annual Free CLE Seminar in April. She was one of the featured speakers and her presentation titled: “Mythbusters: Dispelling the Myths in Immigration Law” was well attended.
Wednesday in Kansas City, Rivas attended two different breakout sessions – one of which was a leadership program that provided insight on some of the major issues Latina and immigration law attorneys encounter.
The experienced immigration law attorney is just one of many Fry & Elder trial lawyers who actively seeks out professional development, leadership and CLE opportunities. Fry & Elder partner and accomplished trial attorney Aaron D. Bundy attended an advanced deposition skills training seminar this past August in Kansas City. Attorneys from the prestigious firm have also traveled to the following locales for leadership and professional development opportunities this year alone:
A Committed and Experienced Immigration Law Attorney
Rivas and her immigration law staff at Fry & Elder, which also includes firm attorney Ruth Calvillo, continue to advocate and fight for those affected by immigration law in Oklahoma and throughout the Southwestern part of the U.S., as well as in other pockets of the world. Rivas provides litigation and legal services in all of the following realms 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