Rebeca Sanchez Roig serves as Of Counsel to Pozo Goldstein, LLP and handles business and investment visas for our clients. She is the managing partner of Sánchez-Roig Law, P.A., a boutique immigration firm representing global clients in U.S. immigration matters before federal agencies and courts. A former Deputy Chief Counsel, Ms. Sánchez-Roig was a federal prosecutor with U.S. Department of Homeland Security and legacy U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service for 17 years. She supervised litigation before the immigration and federal courts, strategic and knowledge management, daily office operations, and hiring; advised the agency’s operational units, and regularly interfaced with other agencies at the Headquarters and U.S. consular posts levels. She was a senior litigator on special interest cases, a member of numerous national committees, and designated Presidential Pardon attorney. Ms. Sánchez-Roig received many awards during her years of public service, including DHS’ Assistant Secretary’s Outstanding Achievement in Diversity Management Award.
Ms. Sánchez-Roig started her career as a lighting designer in the entertainment industry, never imagining that a conversation with an internationally renowned singer would propel her into her life’s work. After law school, Ms. Sánchez-Roig joined the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis as a Business and Finance Associate; and later joined Zuckerman, Spaeder as a Corporate and Real Estate Associate.
Ms. Sánchez-Roig is an active member of numerous organizations, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), AILA South Florida (AILA SFL), AILA Central Florida (AILA CFL), Immigration Defense Bar Association (IDBA), Catholic Legal Services (CLS) of Miami, and the Cuban American Bar Association. She serves on the Board of Directors of IDBA, CLS, and the Selective Service System, State of Florida; also serving as Treasurer of IDBA and CLS. She was a long-time member of AILA SFL’s Board of Directors, and its immediate past Treasurer. She Chairs CLS’s Governance Committee and AILA National’s Bylaws committee; and is past Chair or Vice Chair of numerous groups including AILA SFL’s Diversity & Inclusion, Bylaws, EOIR Liaison, Congressional—National Liaison, and CLS’s Gala committees. In 2019, Ms. Sánchez-Roig was awarded AILA SFL’s Chapter Service Award for Diversity & Inclusion. She is a past member of The Florida Bar’s, 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee; and has represented AILA SFL as a National Day of Action Delegation Member before Congress in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Sánchez-Roig has served as an expert in federal court on immigration; and is a regular presenter at AILA National, AILA SFL, AILA CFL, and other organizations. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami’s School of Law teaching Business, Entertainment, and Sports Immigration Law. She has been featured in the national, international, and local media providing legal commentary on immigration.
Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in the mid-west, Ms. Sánchez-Roig earned her J.D., magna cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law, and was the Managing Editor of the Syracuse Law Review. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts and Bachelors in Fine Arts in lighting design and theatre technology from Florida Atlantic University. She is admitted to practice in Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals Bar, Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
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