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Abril Valdes Siewert

Staff Attorney

Education

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.
  • In Brief, Co-Editor
    Presidential Scholarship Recipient
    Mennen Williams Moot Court Quarterfinalist
California State University, Los Angeles, B.A.
  • English

Prior Employment

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Immigrant Rights Attorney, 2017-2019
    Clement & Hurst, PLC, Associate Attorney, 2015-2017
    Lakeshore Legal Aid’s Counsel & Advocacy Law Line, Bilingual Attorney, 2013-2015
    Triumph Law, PLLC, Attorney, 2013-2015

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Languages

  • Spanish

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Immigration Law Section, Chair, 2019 – Present
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
    • Executive Board Member, 2015 – Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan
  • Detroit Bar Association
Overview
Honors

Overview

Abril Valdes Siewert is an attorney who focuses her practice on employment-based immigration matters.

  • Assists clients in securing authorization for employees to work temporarilyand permanently in the U.S.
  • Handles immigrant (EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3) and nonimmigrant (B-1, H, L,E, O and TN) visa applications
  • Assists with the PERM labor certification process
  • Provides guidance to clients on I-9 and E-verify matters
  • Advises clients on matters related to immigrant and nonimmigrant sponsorship of international medical graduates, including J-1 Waivers and Physician National Interest Waiver, and issues related to J-1 and F-1 sponsorship and employment

Honors

Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, State Bar of Michigan, 2017