Marcela is more than familiar with the immigration experience. Born in Mexico, she entered the United States as a child of lawful permanent residents when she was only 15 years old. After graduating from the University of Texas, Marcela went on to the Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she graduated with top honors. She is our abogada de inmigracion and has helped countless clients in for all their immigration needs.
As a lawyer, Marcela has handled a variety of cases including, immigration, family, criminal, and civil matters. Marcela is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. Marcela is focusing her practice on immigration law at Pozo Goldstein, LLP.
She is an aggressive advocate for clients’ rights in all immigration matters.
The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelors of Arts
Minor: Economics & Portuguese
Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of LawJuris Doctorate Degree
Magna Cum Laude
Student Attorney at TMSL’s Immigration Clinic
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice:
Florida Bar, Member in Good Standing
Texas Bar, Member in Good Standing
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
American Immigration Lawyers Association
AILA South Florida-Homeland Security Investigations Committee Member 2015-Present
Co-Chair for the AILA South Florida-CBP Committee 2014-2015
Past Employment Positions:
Associate Attorney, Ortiz & Ortiz, P.C, Del Rio, Texas
Adjunct Instructor for Business Law, Park University, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas
FLUENT IN SPANISH AND PORTUGUES
AsylumBoard of Immigration AppealsBusiness ImmigrationCancellation of RemovalCitizenshipCrimes & ImmigrationDeportation / Removal DefenseDetained by ICEEmployment VisasFamily Based VisasFiancé VisasFor EmployersFor IndividualsGreen CardsImmigrant VisasMarriage VisasMotions To ReopenNaturalizationNon Immigrant VisasPermanent Residence VisaStudent VisaWaivers of Inadmissibility