Patricia C. Wall-Santiago

Patricia C. Wall-Santiago

Stok Kon + Braverman
  • Immigration Law, Appeals & Appellate, Gov & Administrative Law
  • Puerto Rico
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Biography

Ms. Patricia C. Wall is an energetic and passionate attorney. She received her law degree in June 2003 from the Interamerican University School of Law. In May 2004, after passing her bar exam and being admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, she started working for a former INS prosecutor, giving her a vast understanding and experience with US immigration and nationality laws.

When it comes to helping, guiding, and counseling clients from all walks of life and more than 15 countries, Attorney Wall attributes her success to her multicultural education, multilingual background, and extensive immigration experience. She has been an avid advocate of foreign nationals’ rights and their families in and outside the US.

On April 8, 2019, Attorney Wall was awarded by the Coral Gables Police Department the “Justice for All Award” for her outstanding contribution representing and advocating for victims of crimes through her pro-bono legal work. She worked to give victims a voice in the criminal justice system and through the US immigration laws, providing much-needed services to survivors in need. This nomination was part of the National Victim’s Rights Week celebrated every year in collaboration with the US Department of Justice through the Office of Justice Programs.

Attorney Wall practice focuses exclusively on helping foreign nationals and immigrants interested in doing business, investing, and residing in the US. Although her practice has been in South Florida, she has represented individuals nationwide.

Education
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
J.D.
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Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Law School Exchange Program (2002) | European Union Constitution, Organized Crime in the EU
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University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez
B.A. | Philosophy
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Professional Experience
Head of Immigration Department
Stok Kon + Braverman
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Publications
Awards
Victim's Right Justice for All Award
U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crimes
Professional Associations
American Immigrations Lawyers Association  # www.aila.org
Member
- Current
Activities: The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national The American Immigration Lawyers Association is a national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 chapters and over 50 national committees. AILA's Mission The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Puerto Rico
Colegio De Abogados y Abogadas De Puerto Rico
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Call to schedule a consult at 954-237-1777.
Practice Areas
    Immigration Law
    Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Work Visas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Legislative & Government Affairs
Additional Practice Areas
  • E-2 Investor Visas / Treaty Countries
  • Investors Visas EB5
  • Family based immigration
  • U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident Status
  • SEVP Compliance issues (Schools)
  • E-VERIFY & I-9 Compliance issues (Employer)
  • U.S. Work Authorization
  • U.S. Naturalization Representation
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Legal Answers
Q. I-130 through marriage into widow petition, Does it convert automatically or I-360 has to be filled
A: I am so sorry for your loss. (1) Was a copy of a death certificate sufficient? Yes, unless USCIS expressly requests the original. (2) Do I need to send a widow petition (Form I-360) along with a copy of the death certificate or is it converted automatically? It converts automatically once they received proof of death of the US citizen spouse and you were not legally separated or divorced at the time your spouse dies. (3) How do I check the status of my application? Online or by calling the customer service line. You continue to retain the same priority date as the original I-130. If, for example, the USCIS office with jurisdiction over your adjustment of status application is Oakland Park, FL the office processing times for that application could range from 8 months to 20 months. Every field office has different time frames. you can check those at https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/. I strongly recommend that you seek the advice of an experienced immigration attorney, to avoid delays and complications.
Q. B1/B2 visa expired for me, my wife and my daughter. My son was born in the US. What are my options?
A: If your son is 21 years old, he may petition for you. But it would be a good idea to discuss your personal circumstances with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss our options if any.
Q. I need a lawyer to assist me with the inmigration services for my husband getting his green card. He is ilegal.
A: Hi, retaining a lawyer is an important matter and should not be taken lightly. Some lawyers offer free short initial consults to determine if the relationship would mutually benefit. When choosing a lawyer, like any relationship in life, you need to trust and be comfortable with them. Have in mind that is not one price fits all. The more years of experience an attorney have his or her fees may be above average and the opposite is true for less experienced attorneys. Search around and reach out to two or three attorneys and choose one that best suits your legal as well as financial needs. Good luck!
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Stok Kon + Braverman
1 E Broward Blvd
#915
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: (954) 237-1777
Fax: (954) 237-1737
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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