FALDEF official is among outstanding alumni at Cardozo Law

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Immigration lawyer Licelle Cobrador

Immigration lawyer Licelle Cobrador

A first-generation New York lawyer, Marie Licelle Razalo Cobrador was recently featured in the Cardozo Journal of Outstanding Alumni. She received her LL.M. from Cardozo School of Law and is now the Founding Attorney of Cobrador & Associates, PLLC. She handles immigration, business transactions, real estate, litigation, intellectual property and entertainment law.

As part of her cross-border practice, Licelle counsels and represents clients from all 50 states as well as Asia, Latin America and Europe. She advises clients on legal and strategic issues rising from international movement of personnel from high-ranking executives to expert staff. She is currently working on extraordinary ability talents self-petitioning for permanent residence.
Previously, she served as an attorney for detained asylum-seekers in bond hearings and credible fear interviews. She also advocated before immigration court judges around the country and obtained political asylum, asylum based on religion and membership in a particular social group (sexual orientation/LGBT and domestic violence) for over a thousand clients. She has been successful in securing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for unaccompanied minors.

Licelle has prevailed in petitions for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Additionally, she is a legal advisor for non-profits in the arts as well as media, events and production companies for business and immigration matters. She is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, the Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York, and the National Pacific American Bar Association. At Cardozo, Licelle is the Co-Chair of Cardozo’s Masters Alumni Committee (M.A.C.).

Licelle, executive director of the Filipino American Legal Defense Education Fund, spoke at a Know Our Rights Seminar on Immigration at the Holy Spirit Church, in Newington, Connecticut on June 17.

She provided a briefing on important immigration information and developments under the present U.S. leadership. She also discussed the major shifts in immigration policies of the Trump administration, and what to do when an individual is confronted by an Immigration Officer.

The seminar was organized by the Philippine Consulate in New York, in partnership with The Pilipino Association of Connecticut, Inc. (PACI). The seminar was attended members of the Filipino community in Connecticut.

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