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ASUSENA SEVILLA ROSAS

Legal Assistant – San Diego Office

Ms. Sevilla joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2018. She assists with scheduling appointments for current clients and potential clients. She assists clients with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications, employment authorization and helps gather evidence for bond applications and cancellation of removal applications. Her passion for immigration law began at a young age, as a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. Her goal is to obtain her Paralegal Certificate and be more involved in helping immigrant families. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her baby sister and niece.

Languages:

English

Spanish

 


 

DONNA FLORES

Legal Assistant – North County Office

Ms. Flores joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2018. She primarily assists clients with applications for asylum and cancellation of removal. Ms. Flores’ passion for immigration law began at a young age, as a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. She has aspirations to go to law school so she can one day practice immigration law and fight injustice. In her free time, Ms. Flores enjoys spending time with her best friend and younger brother Diego, who was born with Down Syndrome, as well as her cousins. She also enjoys reading a good book and going to the beach.

Education:

B.A., Political Science, Minor in Spanish, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2018

Languages:

English

Spanish

 


 

ELOINA GUERRERO

Paralegal – North County Office

Ms. Guerrero joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2016.  She works with clients from throughout Latin America in preparing their applications for immigration relief including asylum, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, family-based petitions, naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and employment authorization. Her passion for immigration justice stems from her family background, as a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents. During her undergrad, Ms. Guerrero interned with UURISE (Unitarian Universalist Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education), a local non-profit organization, where she discovered her passion for immigrant empowerment and education. This has led her to volunteer with a variety of networks throughout San Diego County that promote immigrant’s rights.  Her internship and volunteer work with UURISE gave her hands-on experience and the opportunity to work with a broad cross-section of the immigrant population to address an equally broad set of issues.  She continues to make a positive effect on the immigrant community through her work and volunteer efforts. In her free time, Ms. Guerrero enjoys spending time with her family, dog, Rosie, hiking/camping, and going to concerts.

Education:

UC San Diego Extension – Paralegal Studies, 2020
B.A., Cal State University San Marcos – Criminology and Justice Studies, 2016
A.A., Palomar College – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2013

Languages:

English

Spanish

 


 

JULIA PEREZ

Legal Assistant – North County Office

Ms. Perez joined Hurwitz Holt in August 2019. She assists clients with setting up appointments, translation of documents, background checks, gathering of documents for Bond Hearings, and applying for employment authorizations. Ms. Perez primarily focuses has been assisting with Cancellation of Removal applications, Asylum applications, TPS applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications. Ms. Perez also assists in Advance Parole, Parole in Place, Deferred Action and currently assists attorneys with U-Visa application procedures.

 

Her passion for immigration began from a young age, as a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents. She has been active in the community since high school; assisting town hall meetings, marches, protests with issues that affect our communities such as immigration, police brutality, criminal justice reforms, and climate change. During her time as a legal assistant, she has taken the interest in getting her Paralegal certification when the time comes. In her free time, she enjoys attending cultural events and spending time with my family and friends.

 

Education:

AA in Multicultural Studies with an emphasis in Chicano Studies, AA in Social Sciences and AA in Legal Studies, Palomar Community College (in progress)

 

Languages:

English

Spanish

 


 

MARIA GONZALEZ

Paralegal / Office Manager – San Diego

Mrs. Gonzalez joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2016. Her immigration experience consists of assisting attorneys in the preparation of U-Visa certifications, court filings, waivers, DACA, and translations.  Mrs. Gonzalez’s passion for immigration law began as an immigrant herself.  Her voyage through the immigration process served as a catalyst for her passion to help people navigate the immigration system.  Additionally, Mrs. Gonzalez has volunteered with the YWCA to assist divorcees and survivors of domestic violence with services related to legal matters.  Mrs. Gonzalez is in the process of obtaining her paralegal certification from Miramar College, as well as her notary certification from the state of California.

Education:

B.A., San Diego State University, 2010

Languages:

English

Spanish

 


 

MARINA BELKIN

Senior Paralegal – San Diego

Mrs. Belkin joined the firm in 1992. She works extensively with clients from Russia and the rest of the former Soviet Union, and the rest of the world in all matters of immigration, including adjustment of status, consular processing, employment-based visa processing, asylum, and cancellation of removal proceedings.  She also specializes in navigating clients from all over the world through the PERM labor certification process. Mrs. Belkin keeps abreast of new developments in immigration law by attending conferences sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

In her free time, Mrs. Belkin enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, and cooking.

Education:

California Coast College, San Diego, California, USA, Paralegal Degree

Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia, B.A. in English

Languages:

Russian

English


 

DANIELA DE LA TORRE

Legal Assistant – San Diego Office

Ms. De La Torre joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2021. Mrs. De La Torre assists attorneys in the preparation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications, Employment Authorization Documents (EAD), adjustment of status, and cancelation of removal applications.  Ms. De La Torre is an immigrant herself, and this experience sparked her desire to assist people in navigating the immigration system. She came to the United States with experience in civil law and family law in Mexico and has worked with trial attorneys on employment law, immigration, and tax matters since she settled in the country. Additionally, Ms. De La Torre is fervent gender parity and human rights activist and is in the process of obtaining her law degree in Mexico, as well as her notary certification from the state of California. She has aspirations to obtain a Master of Laws in the United States and subsequently pursue a diplomacy career.

In her free time, Ms. De La Torre enjoys practicing water sports, watching movies, listening to music and podcasts, and traveling with her dog Nala.

Education:

Foreign Law Degree, Universidad Humanitas – In progress

Languages:

Spanish

English

 


 

LESLIE MENDEZ

Legal Assistant – San Diego Office

Ms. Mendez joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2020. She assists clients with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications, employment authorization, Advance Parole, Parole in Place, Deferred Action and U- visa applications. Her passion for immigration law began at a very young age, as a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. She hopes to pursue law school next year to practice immigration law and give back to her community. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, friends, going to concerts and traveling.

Education:

B.A. Sociology, Minor in Social Work, San Diego State University

Languages:

Spanish

English

 


 

RILEY COLLAZO

Receptionist – San Diego Office

Ms. Collazo joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2020. She facilitates communication between clients and attorneys on a daily basis. She has assisted with filing motions in court and conducting record searches for current clients. Her passion for immigration law comes from her family background, as a first-generation daughter of an immigrant parent from Cuba. Her goal is to obtain her notarial certificate and be more involved in legal matters. In Ms. Collazo’s spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time at the beach.

Education:

San Diego State University B.A. 2020

Languages:

Spanish

English

 


 

NATALIE GARCIA

Legal Assistant – North County Office

Ms. Garcia joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in April 2021. She assists clients with scheduling appointments for potential clients and current clients, back ground checks, translating documents, and FOIA requests. Ms. Garcia’s’ passion for immigration began at young age, as a first-generation daughter of an immigrant mother from Mexico. She has had the opportunity to surround herself with many different cultures from a young age in the San Diego County. She is currently attending California State University San Marcos, majoring in Criminology and Justice studies. In her free time, she enjoys being with friends and family. She also enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and traveling.

Education:

B.A. in Criminology and Justice studies, California State University San Marcos (in progress)

Languages:

English

Spanish

American Sign Language (Conversational)

 


 

YULISA FRAUSTO RUANO

Legal Assistant – North County Office

Ms. Frausto joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2021.  She assists clients with scheduling appointments for potential clients and current clients, background checks, translating documents, and FOIA requests. As a DACA recipient herself, her passion for immigration stems from her own personal experience navigating through the process. During her undergrad, Ms. Frausto enjoyed volunteering at cultural events and working hands-on with different people in order to gain a better understanding of the broad range of issues they face. In the near future her goal is to go to Law School and practice immigration or criminal law. In her free time, Ms. Frausto enjoys hiking with her family, hanging out with friends, dancing, working out, and cooking foods from around the world.

Education

B.A. Political Science/International Affairs, University of California, Riverside, 2020

Languages

English

Spanish