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LILIA ALCARAZ has over 20 years of experience in immigration and tax law. She is licensed as an attorney in both Arizona and California, and she has been certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California. Her work today brings her before federal courts and administrative agencies across the United States, at US ports of entry, and to US diplomatic missions around the world.
While growing up in an immigrant community as the first member of her family to be born in the United States, Lilia bore first-hand witness to the struggles that immigrants face when trying to adapt and live in a new country. Her work today in immigration is not just a career—it has been a passionate way of life for her for as long as she can remember.
Ms. Alcaraz helps her clients obtain treaty trader and investor (E-1 and E-2) visas, employment (H-1B and L-1) visas, TN visas for employees under the USMCA and NAFTA, and visas for people in the sciences, education, business, performing arts, and sports (O and P visas). She has extensive experience with pursuing permanent resident status in the United States for people through business (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and EB-5) immigration programs, family-based adjustments of status or consular processing (K visas) through marriage or other personal relationships, and national interest waiver applications with the US Department of Homeland Security.
Lilia Alcaraz advises companies on immigration compliance issues during corporate mergers and acquisitions, and she also advises foreign nationals with pre-immigration tax and estate planning in the United States. She also coordinates and defends against ICE Homeland Security Investigations Form I-9 audits and raids. Finally, she helps managers design, implement, and evaluate worksite labor compliance programs.
After taking an undergraduate degree with a double major in psychology and Spanish at The University of Arizona in Tucson, Ms. Alcaraz later read law at Arizona State University (ASU) in Phoenix and finished advanced legal training in international trade at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. After law school, she earned a postgraduate degree in international tax law (LLM) from the University of Denver. She has served as a speaker at American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) national conferences, and she has contributed to several AILA publications. Her trial work and legal arguments have been noted and adopted in several published opinions by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
When not burying herself in a review of the latest Supreme Court case opinion on immigration law, you will almost always find Lilia trying to make time for the flow state that she (sometimes!) obtains from meditating and Kundalini Yoga. She is devoted to helping young people with disabilities, and she is fluent and literate in both English and Spanish.
Ms. Alcaraz is also the Official IT Support Specialist® for her children's Roblox gamer group.