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Haitians’ TPS to end in January 2018 .

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly allowed a six-month augmentation to 58,000 Haitian who have been saved from deportation since the 2010 earthquake, arguing conditions in their country. Kelly said the Haitians, whose consent to remain in the United States was to end in July, may now remain until January. Kelly mentioned that the Haitian settlers ought to plan to

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¿T.P.S. for Ecuadorians?

Congressmen and pro immigrants organizations called President Barack Obama to give the benefit of TPS to Ecuadorian citizens because of the April earthquake. That 7.8earthquake magnitude caused more than 655 deaths, over 120 missing persons, more than 20,000 victims and millions in damages. As of today, neither the Foreign Ministry of Ecuador nor the Ecuadorian diplomatic representatives in Washington D.C.

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“Tough” hearing at the Supreme Court on the Executive Action on Immigration

As a tough, hard, fierce and intense was qualified by attendees the hearing held Monday April 18th at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, in which arguments were heard on the Executive Action President Obama on immigration. On the arguments of the 26 states that sued the Executive Action Immigration, judges Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer were inclined towards the

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Our lawyers are willing and ready to assist you in all types of immigration cases.


We accompany our clients throughout the migration process for citizenship.

Family Petitions

We specialize in all visas that the US government provides to immigrants.

Removal Defense

Our legal firm specializes in deportation or expulsion from the country.


We have a department of visas specializing in reuniting families and loved ones.

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Federal Court

We are proud to say that we have been involved in successful cases against the immigration system.

Political Asylum

We have the experience in handling applications for political asylum, shelter and humanitarian programs.

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Labor Certification

Through a labor certification an immigrant can become a legal resident quickly even if he is undocumented (illegal) or is not physically present in the United States.

LABOR CERTIFICATION is the process that must be done by the employer of the foreign beneficiary. The basis of the process is that the employer in the US took the decision of hiring a migrant worker after that it was not possible to find the right person he needs in the domestic labor marketplace.


The requirements to be met by a US employer seeking to employ certain people whose immigration to the United States is based on job skills or temporary nonimmigrant workers who come to perform services for authorized workers are not available in the US and therefore must resort to a migrant worker abroad.

Labor Certification is issued by the Department of Labor and contains certifications US employers on the number of American workers available to perform the work requested by the employer, and the effect of employing a foreigner in wages and working conditions of US workers similarly employed. Determining availability of labor in the US it is done at the time of the visa application and the place where the applicant wishes to work.

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Who can apply for labor certification:

Absolutely ALL IMMIGRANTS within the US and also those who are abroad and want to receive a “GREEN CARD”.

Candidates may be:

Foreign investors.
University graduates or masters specialization.
Individuals who have a work visa.
Professionals and technicians.
Persons working in jobs such as gardening, chefs, sommeliers, plumbing, phlebotomy, sales, mechanical, painting, babysitters, electricians and so on.
Individuals who have visa transfer.
Persons who have any us visa including tourist / visit, student, religious worker, etc.


DIRECT possibility of emigrating to the US from any country with spouse and children with a “green card”.

Even if you have no visa at all, you would be granted a special visa to travel and settle in the US.


The whole process is based on a job offering made to you byo a company or a person who is already operating within the US; not even a contract, simply bid on any US state.

I have a Political Asylum and want to get a Labor Certification:

When you have already obtained political asylum, Work Permit and Social Security Card, you can apply for a labor certification without impediment.

It is a cause that can be done in parallel because unrelated to one another.

The advantage of applying for a labor certification in parallel is that once approved, your employer may make the request of the I-140 (confirmation of vacancy and proof of the economic burden with employer tax documentation). Then the person may request Work Permit and Social Security status change from temporary to permanent (obtained previously in the Asylum process) ending at a Residence process, which will be permanent.

Once the labor certification is approved procedures must be performed to surrender the asylum process in order to receive the benefits of the Labor Certification Program or “PERM”.

Another scenario: the political asylum has already been approved and you are granted asylum in the US. If this is the case, you can apply for a labor certification withdrawing the status of asylee once the CERTIFICATION is approved, obtaining permanent residence with the program. The difference is that you could re enter the Asylee status if you so wish.
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Our Team

Eduardo Soto

Eduardo Soto

Principal Attorney View Details
Alanna McCoy, Esq.

Alanna McCoy, Esq.

Attorney View Details
Sughey Forero

Sughey Forero

Office Manager View Details
Rommel Jimenez

Rommel Jimenez

Paralegal - Visa Department View Details
Diana Guerrero

Diana Guerrero

Attorney View Details
Anthony Dominguez

Anthony Dominguez

Paralegal - Federal Court Department View Details
Edelmira Rivera

Edelmira Rivera

Paralegal View Details
Jessica Martínez

Jessica Martínez

Law Clerk View Details
Pilar Moreno

Pilar Moreno

Paralegal - Family Department View Details
Danlae Alvarez & Claudia Guzman

Danlae Alvarez & Claudia Guzman

Litigation Department View Details
Alexander Orellana

Alexander Orellana

Especialista en Certificación Laboral View Details
Eduardo Soto

Eduardo Soto

Principal Attorney

Owner and founding partner of the Law Office of Eduardo Soto and Associates.

Known for his controversial and mediatic cases throughout the United States and around the world, Eduardo Soto has more than 20 years of experience representing people who want to legalize their immigration status in the U.S.

Eduardo Soto is a leader in the practice of legal representation in the U.S. immigration system. He has been pursuing cases throughout the country’s judicial hierarchy:

Department of Justice
Federal Courts
Courts of Appeals
Other legal grounds

Deportation, litigations, appeals, citizenship, residency, visas, are just an example of all the immigration procedures he has defended over the years.

Eduardo Soto is the son of a Cuban immigrant family. From an young age, he felt the need to help undocumented individuals from all over the world that came to the United States in search of the “American Dream”.

Bar Admissions:
The Florida Bar

University of Miami Law School
Juris Doctor – Miami, Florida

Florida International University
B.A. Psychology – Miami, Florida

Professional Associations & Memberships:
The Cuban American Bar Association
The American Immigration Lawyers Association

Court Admissions:
United States Court of Appeals:
Ninth Circuit
Eleventh circuit
Florida Supreme Court
United States District Court:
Middle District of Florida
Southern District of Florida


His practice includes the representation of Luis Clemente Posada Carriles versus the US Customs and Immigration Services agency in 2006; José Rodríguez-Portillo, a Salvadorian citizen mistakenly deported to his native country ; Maria Castillo, a Colombian citizen erroneouslydeported by USCIS as well.

Eduardo Soto currently anchors a news television program determined to give legal immigration advice. “How to immigrate to USA” airs in in MegaTV, Azteca TV and Televisión Venezuela in the city of Miami.

His knowledge of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is so strong, that several television networks, radios, newspapers and internet portals have invited Eduardo Soto as special guest and commentator.


Alanna McCoy, Esq.

Alanna McCoy, Esq.


Areas of Practice:
Immigration and Nationality Law

Bar Admissions:
Admitted to Florida Bar, September 2014

University of Miami School of Law
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, May 2014

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and French, Minor in Global Cultures, May 2008


Alanna McCoy is originally from Wisconsin and has lived in Miami since 2011. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008 with degrees in international studies, French, and global cultures. While at UW-Madison, Alanna was an active member of the campus branch of UNICEF, interned with U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, and also volunteered teaching English as a second language in the Hispanic community. After graduation, Alanna spent time in Paris, France teaching English for the French Ministry of Education and studying international law and commerce at the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

Alanna attended law school at the University of Miami School of Law, which she specifically chose due to her interest in immigration law and the large immigrant population of Miami. While at the University of Miami, she focused on immigration law throughout her three years there. She received the Center for Ethics and Public Service Fellowship for an internship at Americans for Immigrant Justice (AIJ), participated as a student attorney in the Immigration Clinic, where she received the highest grade in the class, and worked as a law clerk at reputable Miami immigration firms throughout law school. She was also a member of the prestigious Society of Bar & Gavel Honor Society. Alanna graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in May 2014 and was admitted to the Florida bar in September 2014.

Alanna is a passionate advocate for immigrant rights and has experience with a wide variety of complex cases. She focuses on deportation defense, asylum, interviews with USCIS, waivers, and special immigrant juvenile cases, among many others. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.


Sughey Forero

Sughey Forero

Office Manager

Education: Universidad Incca de Colombia

Industrial Engineer

Mrs. Forero has 14 years experience working with immigration attorneys, for her it is very important the firm’s clients and their families have the service and the results they expect. As the firm’s administrative manager, Mrs. Forero is responsible for many of the firm’s components necessary for maintain client satisfaction.


Rommel Jimenez

Rommel Jimenez

Paralegal - Visa Department

Areas of Practice:

Business Visa Specialist


Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Political Science Degree Program)


Fluent in Spanish being able to write and translate complex legal documents into English and vice-versa.


Rommel Jimenez is a Business Visa Specialist with over fifteen years of specialized work experience preparing, drafting, and filing both nonimmigrant and immigrant business based visas. From start to finish, he can prepare a case with little supervision and have the knowledge and experience to be able to gather and allocate evidence, as well as draft any pertinent regulations that will meet the specific requirements for each visa.

Achievements at Eduardo Soto P.A:

 Prepared, did the legal research and won the first case under the EB-2 category (advanced degree) were the client had only a bachelor degree plus work experience. Subsequently, dozens of similar cases have been won being able to get adjustment of status for clients in about one year (PERM to approval of green card).
 Prepared and won a waiver of inadmissibility at the consular level for Grammy award winning musician’s chief of security. The client was inadmissible under Section 212 (a)(6)(C)(1), for having obtained a U.S. visa through fraud and willful misrepresentation. Subsequently, other similar cases have been won and the firm established a list of requirements for other clients based on this case.
 100% approval rating for EB-1 extraordinary ability and Multinational Executives and Managers.
 Established incorporation procedures for investors and other employment based clients.
 90+ approval rating for rest of nonimmigrant and immigrant business visa petitions.


Diana Guerrero

Diana Guerrero

Anthony Dominguez

Anthony Dominguez

Paralegal - Federal Court Department

Anthony R. Dominguez / Head of Paralegal Department

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL

Juris Doctor Candidate, May 2016

The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH

Bachelor of Arts in History, May 2011

Minor: Spanish

Thesis: A Ghost from the Past in the Eyes of the Present: The Historical Memory of Salvador Allende since the

Other 9/11.

Honors: Dean’s List, 2008-2011; AmeriCorps Education Award, 2012; Cummings-Rumbaugh History Prize,

2011; Independent Study Senior Thesis Honors, 2011; Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society), 2011;

Henry J. Copeland Independent Study Fund Grant, 2010; Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society), 2010

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, Fellow, 2010 Cohort

Professional Experience

The Law Office of Eduardo Soto P.A., Miami, FL

Head Paralegal, Federal and Appeals Department, August 2012-Present

Prepared and filed federal complaints and appeals; engaged in all necessary litigation thereafter.

Drafted and submitted appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Drafted and submitted motions to re-open to the appropriate Immigration Court.

Maintained client correspondence, departmental organization, and day-to-day office activities.

Americans for Immigrant Justice, Miami, FL

Paralegal, LUCHA Project and Detention Team, February 2012-August 2012

Met with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

Organized and completed U-Visa, T-Visa, VAWA, EAD, Asylum, and Cancelation of Removal applications with clients.

Regularly traveled to Broward Transitional Center to meet with and screen detainees, assisted in and translated legal “Know Your Rights” presentations.

AmeriCorps Volunteer Legal Assistant, September 2011-February 2012

Served as a volunteer legal assistant at Americans for Immigrant Justice, sponsored by AmeriCorps through the Catholic Volunteer Network and the Humility of Mary Volunteer Service.

Maintained daily client correspondence including drafting opening and closing letters

Translated client declarations

Provided attorneys with assistance on case development


Proficient in written and oral Spanish. Proficient in CM/ECF filing system and PACER.


Edelmira Rivera

Edelmira Rivera


Lawyer and former criminal judge in Peru.

Paralegal since 1992 and primary school teacher since 2012.

I handle all types of citizenship applications, renewal of green cards, and the obtention of criminal records in the US ..

My goal is to help clients achieve success in their requests.I love and enjoy my job.


Jessica Martínez

Jessica Martínez

Law Clerk

Practice Areas: Immigration
Bar Admissions: Florida Bar, May 2016

Ave Maria School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2015.
Florida International University, B.A in Political Science, December 2011.
Minor: Spanish
Certifications: Leadership Studies, Latin American/Caribbean Studies, Cuban/Cuban American Studies.
Languages: English and Spanish

Pilar Moreno

Pilar Moreno

Paralegal - Family Department

Pilar Moreno has more than 10 years of experience working with immigration attorneys Mrs. Moreno is the paralegal in charge of the family department where we make all family petitions, applications for adjustment of status, Cuban Adjustments, petitions thought Cuban parole program, FOIA request, Temporary Protected Status, Consular Process and replacements of initial arrival documents.


Danlae Alvarez & Claudia Guzman

Danlae Alvarez & Claudia Guzman

Litigation Department

The litigation department is key in the immigration process because that’s where the deportability or relief that a customer can have is determined. In our department we also make sure immigration laws are applied and that customers finally settle their processes. For our our department, achieving a client’s inmigration relief it is critical and we are pleased to know that we were key players in achieving that goal.

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Alexander Orellana

Alexander Orellana

Especialista en Certificación Laboral

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