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Romben Aquino

Romben Aquino

Fong & Aquino
  • Immigration Law
  • California, New York
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Summary

I am the son of immigrants. My father came to the United States in 1964; my mother in 1968. They met at a party in Hempstead, New York. Turns out they are from the same province in the Philippines and that their towns are only an hour apart. My grandfather was a revered mathematics teacher in Manaoag. My father served 22 years in the U.S. Navy and another 20 years with the State of California; my mother made sure that my brother, sister and I had everything we needed to excel in school. It worked: I was valedictorian of my class at Elsinore High School, graduated from UCLA, and Northeastern University School of Law. My brother and sister are proud graduates of California State University, Sacramento and San Jose State University, respectively.

I have represented numerous individuals and families who appeared in front of the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. I have also successfully litigated mandamus and Administrative Procedures Act claims against USCIS in the U.S. District Courts.

I have extensive experience with the various applications for relief that can be resolved by the Immigration Court, such as Cancellation of Removal for Certain Non-Permanent Residents (Form EOIR-42B), Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents (Form EOIR-42A), Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Relief under the Convention Against Torture (Form I-589), Application to Register Permanent Resident Status or Adjust Status (Form I-485), and review of USCIS denials. I have filed successful Motions to Reopen (in absentia orders, exceptional circumstances, changed circumstances, and sua sponte) and Motions to Terminate Removal Proceedings.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Immigrant Visas
  • Nonimmigrant Visas
  • Visa Waiver Issues
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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2nd Circuit
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3rd Circuit
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4th Circuit
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5th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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Supreme Court, State of California
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Supreme Court, State of New York
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U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Fong & Aquino
- Current
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Law Office of Romben Aquino
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Attorney
John Perry & Associates, P.C.
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Attorney
Ferro & Cuccia Attorney
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Counsel
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
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Staff Attorney
NYC Commission on Human Rights
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Fellow
Public Service Law Network
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Education
Northeastern University School of Law
J.D.
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. | Political Science
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Professional Associations
The State Bar of California
Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Pilipino American Bar Association
Member
Current
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New York State Bar # 4034757
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Inadmissibility and Removal Proceedings, Immigration Law Fundamentals
2011
Asylum, Witholding, and the Convention Against Torture, Immigration Law Fundamentals
2011
Removal Proceedings, Immigration Law Training Course
2013
Contact & Map
709 E Colorado Blvd
#250
Pasadena, CA 91101
USA
Telephone: (626) 577-8020