Ileana M Rivera

Ileana M Rivera

Immigration Attorney
  • Immigration Law
  • Puerto Rico
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Summary

Ileana Rivera graduated from the University of Puerto Rico where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Rivera later graduated from a Juris Doctor at the Interamerican University, shortly after passed the Puerto Rico bar, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico bar. During those years, she worked for the Public Defender’s office in criminal defense, was law clerk to Honorable Brian K. Tester, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, and interned at the Interamerican University Legal Clinic. Rivera worked Pro Bono at the Puerto Rico Bar Association for one year. Worked for two years for the Supreme Court creating and developing the visitor’s educational program, after which thousands of visitors were taught on the judicial system as well as the historic Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Attorney Rivera opened her law firm in conjunction to an experienced immigration attorney, and has practiced Immigration Law since the year 2014 to the present.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Puerto Rico
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11th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Educator
The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
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Law Clerk
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
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Education
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Professional Associations
La Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico # 19962
Member
Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association Florida
- Current
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Federal Bar Association
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Terra Immigration Partners
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. I applied for the 240 a but it has been denied. on October 13 I wantd to know if I appeal is there any chance I win.
A: Under the circumstances and the fact that you have 30 days to depart, the best course of action for you is to speak in person with an immigration attorney that can review and analyze your long history with the immigration authorities. Best regards.
Q. How can I verify what service center is processing my i130? Our confirmation number starts in IOE. We live in Florida.
A: The I-130 receipt letter you received in the mail should have the location of the service center processing the petition at the bottom of the letter. However, occasionally I have seen USCIS move the cases to a different service center. If you did not receive the receipt letter in the mail you may call the USCIS customer service line at 1(800) 375-5283 to find out the location. You may also request a duplicate receipt letter from the USCIS.
Q. What does USCIS mean by "your benefit request has been accepted and is under review"?
A: It most likely means that USCIS received your petition and payment was accepted. You then wait for your petition to get through the backlog of petitions that are pending before yours is adjudicated.
Q. Im going threw a divorce to a filipina girl came over used me now is trying to take my son from me
A: The best thing you can do is find a family lawyer with experience in your area. There are some lawyers that offer a consultation free of charge, that way you can find out first if they can help you before paying for attorney's fees. Best to you.
Q. Our IO after our marriage green card interview said our case was "approvable" but he needed to review. Is this bad?
A: Please do not worry. Just because they would like to take some time to review does not mean that you will be denied. If you do not receive an approval letter, you should receive a letter with instructions. If you do not receive a letter within 90 days you should call the customer service number. If you need further assistance after the letter arrives I will be happy to help. Best to you.
Q. I'm a permanent resident with a green card through refugee status. what documents do i need to travel outside the USA
A: In general, to travel outside of the US you need your US permanent resident card and your passport. You have not mentioned the country you will be visiting and that may be worth knowing to find out if there are is any potential issues you may encounter. Best to you.
Q. Can I petition for my son's green card since he lost his status in the US
A: Dear Petitioner, In order to properly answer your question, I need to know how your son lost his status. Based on those facts we can provide you with a recommendation. If he does not have all the facts, we can request a copy of his record from the government and that would provide the most accurate information we need to provide you with a recommendation. The client's information is always confidential therefore, please do not submit any additional information about your son's case publicly. Consult confidentially with an attorney that can assist you with this matter. Best regards.
Q. How long should you wait to return to US on B1/B2 Visa after recent visit to US?
A: In general, they can leave the United States and turn around and come back in; however, every time your friend re-enters the US with the tourist visa, they have to endure the scrutiny of the border officers asking questions about the motive and length of the new visit. The officers mostly want to know if the visitor's intentions are to stay in the US rather than a short visit. The officers know if the visitor has a pattern of long visits broken only by short trips home and this pattern can raise flags. Let me know if this answers your question.
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Contact & Map
Terra Immigration Partners
6150 Metrowest Blvd.
Suite 305A
Orlando, FL 32835
USA
Telephone: (407) 818-1244