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Abril Valdes Siewert

Staff Attorney

Education

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

Admissions

Court Admissions

Overview
Experience
Recognition

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

Experience

Prior Experience

  • 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

Languages

  • Spanish

Recognition

Awards

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

Professional & Community Involvement

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

Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan, Commissioner, 2019 - Present

Hispanic Collaborative Network, Member, 2020 - Present

Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2020- Present